Maya Ben Dror
Lead, Autonomous & Urban Mobility, Centre for the 4th Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum
Maya has over a decade of global work experience in public, private and third sector settings focused on clean-tech and sustainable passenger transportation projects’ strategy and implementation. She was the Global Post-Petroleum Initiatives and Partnerships as well as the Clean Transportation Transformation Director at the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET), a Chinese think tank dedicated to sustainable passenger mobility development, where she initiated and led successful projects such as China’s notorious adoption of a zero-emissions vehicle credits mandate and award-winning crowed-sourced EV evaluation platform (BestEV). Maya was a Global Corporate Strategy and Development Associate in Better Place, the first company to develop a commercial battery swap and a pay-as-you-go model for accelerating electric vehicle adoption. Previously, Maya served as Israel’s Trade Officer to China where she managed and facilitated numerous bilateral exchanges and investments. She 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).