Maya Ben Dror

Industry Manager, Automotive and New Mobility, World Economic Forum Geneva

Dr Ben Dror has over a decade and a half of global work experience in public, private and third sector settings focused on clean-tech and sustainable transportation. At the World Economic Forum, Maya leads Sustainable Automotive and Mobility work, including the Global New Mobility Coalition, the scaling automotive fleet and infrastructure finance, the Circular Cars Initiative, electrifying India and emerging Markets, and sustainable last mile ecosystem. Maya further initiated the Forum’s AV Policy Framework work in partnership with Israel’s Centre for the Forth Industrial Revolution at Innovation Authority in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Transport. Previously, Maya was a Director at the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET), where she initiated and led successful projects such as China’s adoption of the ZEV-credits mandate. As a Global Corporate Strategy and Development Associate at Better Place, Maya formed multi-stakeholder partnerships for accelerating EV adoption. Maya served as Israel’s Trade Officer to China, where she facilitated numerous bilateral exchanges and investments. Maya holds a PhD in dynamic transportation policy and technology transition from Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), M.S. in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford, and B.S. in Economics and East Asian Studies from the Hebrew University (cum laude).

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20 Apr 2023

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