Vice President, External Affairs
Asaf Nagler works at the intersection of government, technology, energy, and entrepreneurship and is currently Vice President of External Affairs at ABB E-mobility North America, the leading global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging technology. At ABB E-mobility, Asaf leads policy and market development efforts along with industry relations, working closely with policy makers, industry stakeholders, and thought-leaders. Additionally, Asaf focuses on business development efforts for key transportation segments. Previously, Asaf served as Senior Director for Government Relations at ABB, where he led federal and state policy and market development activities across a range of issues and technologies, from transportation electrification, smart grid, and cybersecurity, to energy efficiency and methane leak detection. Prior to ABB, Asaf founded two start-ups. The first received two Dept. of Energy SunShot Awards to crowd-source and analyze generation data from distributed solar PV to help utilities integrate solar onto their grids. The second, assisted renewable generation asset owners obtain over $100 million in federal funds for capital investments made in new or incremental renewable generation. Asaf was Chief of Staff to the U.S. Under Secretary of Energy where he helped oversee $37 billion in Recovery Act investments in clean energy and manage $8 billion in annual energy programs including energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric grid, nuclear and fossil energy, and nuclear clean-up. Asaf served as an attorney and researcher in the White House and on the 2008 Obama Campaign. Asaf was a civil litigation attorney and graduated from Colgate University and the George Washington University Law School.