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Greg Abel
Gregory Edward Abel

1961/1962 (age 56–57)[1]
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
EducationUniversity of Alberta
TitleChairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Energy
Board member ofBerkshire Hathaway

Gregory Edward Abel (born 1961/62) is a Canadian businessman, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, and vice chairman of non-insurance operations of Berkshire Hathaway since January 2018.

Early life[edit]

Abel was born in Edmonton, Alberta.[2] Abel earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Alberta in 1984, and is a certified public accountant from AICPA.[2][1]


After university, Abel trained as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and worked in their San Francisco office, before in 1992 joining CalEnergy, a geothermal electricity producer.[2] In 1999, CalEnergy acquired MidAmerican Energy, adopting its name, and Berkshire Hathaway acquired a controlling interest later that year. Abel became CEO of MidAmerican in 2008, and the company was renamed Berkshire Hathaway Energy in 2014.[2]

In January 2018, Abel was named as Berkshire Hathaway's vice chairman for non-insurance operations and appointed to Berkshire's board of directors.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Executive Profile: Gregory Edward Abel". Bloomberg LP. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Warren Buffett's Canadian lieutenant eyes Alberta expansion". Retrieved 10 January 2018 – via The Globe and Mail.
  3. ^ Kim, Tae (10 January 2018). "Warren Buffett takes a step closer to naming a successor as Berkshire appoints Abel and Jain to board as vice chairs". Retrieved 10 January 2018.