Michelle Avary

Michelle Avary

At the World Economic Forum, Michelle oversees a team and initiatives ensuring road transit is safe, clean, and inclusive.  The works spans defining what is a safe autonomous vehicle, ensuring mobility is inclusive and accelerating the uptake of cleaner mobility.  Avary is the head of the Automotive Governors, a group that meets annually in Davos, leads the Global AV Technology Council aiming to close technology governance gaps and works with governments to pilot policy frameworks. Formally, Avary was Vice President of Products and Strategy at Aeris, Director of Telematics at Toyota Motor Sales, co-founder Drive Time Metrics, founder of  founded Women in Automotive Technology, advisor to several startups, and served as an executive director for the Future of Automotive Security and Technology Research, as well as LA Auto Show’s advisory board.  Her patents for telematics technologies including Automatic Crash Notification Using Pre-recorded Messages, Cross Channel In-vehicle Media Consumption Measurement and Analysis, and Discovery Playlist Creation are recognized worldwide. Avary has several more pending patents. Avary holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Pennsylvania State University, a Masters of Art in Economics from the University of San Francisco, and studied international law and economics at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

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  • Company
    World Economic Forum
  • Profession
    Head, Automotive and Autonomous Mobility
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