Abhijit Nikhade leads data product development for Ford’s Global Data Insights and Analytics organization by building the technologies and products powering Ford’s mission to connect every vehicle to a data-driven, customer-focused platform. He has experience leading cross-functional teams to plan, build, launch and manage data products.

Previously, he worked at GE Renewable Energy, building strategic cloud computing and AI ecosystem for GE Renewable Energy’s Clean Energy Initiative. In his role, he worked closely with engineering, research, energy consulting, and executive leadership to create customer-centric solutions.

He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit. He serves on the board of the Wayne State University Alumni Association. He enjoys hiking and natural expeditions in his free time.