Gregory Edward Abel
1961/1962 (age 57–58)
|Education||University of Alberta|
|Title||Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Energy|
|Board member of||Berkshire Hathaway|
Early life and education
Abel began his career working as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their San Francisco office. In 1992, he joined CalEnergy, a geothermal electricity producer. 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.
Abel also serves as vice chairman of Edison Electric Institute, and as a director of Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited, Kraft Heinz, Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited, the Hockey Canada Foundation, the Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of America, and the American Football Coaches Foundation. He has also served on the board of trustees at Duke University and at Drake University.
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- Jordan, Steve (11 January 2018). "New Berkshire Vice Chairman Gregory Abel called 'truly innovative' with 'great ideas'". Omaha World Herald. Retrieved 31 March 2019.