- Abel, who joined the company in 1992, built the company’s energy division into a powerhouse that includes significant coal, renewables and electric transmission businesses through a series of mergers that honed his skills as a dealmaker, which would come in handy as Berkshire Hathaway reportedly has a US$100 billion cash hoard that can be deployed for acquisitions.
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Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Chair. Gregory E. Abel, 60, joined Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s Board of Directors in January 2018 as vice chair – non-insurance operations. Berkshire Hathaway and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, services and retailing.
May 03, 2021 · Abel first joined Berkshire Hathaway when the company acquired a controlling interest in MidAmerican in 1999, by which time Abel was energy company’s president. He became CEO of MidAmerican in ...
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May 03, 2021 · Abel became CEO of MidAmerican in 2008, and the company was renamed Berkshire Hathaway Energy in 2014. In 2018, Abel joined Berkshire Hathaway's board of directors as vice chairman of non ...
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Apr 28, 2022 · Abel is chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Energy and oversees Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy. He came to Berkshire Hathaway when it acquired MidAmerican Energy Holdings in 2000. He leads Berkshire Hathaway's noninsurance companies, including the BNSF railway and other firms that generated $276 billion in revenue last year. He grew up and studied business in Canada. Abel grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, according to the Horatio Alger Association.
Apr 24, 2022 · Abel's friends say the Canadian, who came to Berkshire Hathaway when it acquired Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy Holdings in 2000, is hardworking, low key and whip smart, a voracious reader ...
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