Mr. Abel brings to the Board extensive experience in regulated industries and mergers and acquisitions, as well as valuable leadership, operational, financial, and international experience.
Mr. Abel has served on our Board since July 2015 and previously served on the H.J. Heinz Holding Corporation board from 2013 to 2015. Since January 2018, he has served as Vice Chairman, Non-Insurance Operations and a director of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a diversified holding company. Mr. Abel has also served as Chairman of the board of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company (“BHEC”), a global holding company that owns diversified businesses engaged primarily in the energy industry since 2011. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of BHEC from 2008 to January 2018 and as President from 1998 to January 2018. Mr. Abel previously served as a director of HomeServices of America Inc., a residential real estate services company and subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (previously Homeservices.com Inc.), from 1999 to October 2020.