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Speaker's Biography

Alan Ohnsman

Senior Editor, Future Mobility, Forbes


Alan Ohnsman, Forbes' Senior Editor for Future Mobility, covers the evolution of transportation and intersection of the auto industry, tech and Silicon Valley. He is based in Los Angeles, the U.S. capital of cars and congestion, and has covered global automakers, advanced vehicle technologies and environmental regulations for two decades. Alan joined Forbes in 2016 after a two-year stint as Chief Communications Officer for TrueCar, an online automotive retail service. Prior to that, he was an editor and transportation reporter for Bloomberg News, initially in Tokyo before being transferred to Los Angeles. Over the course of a dozen years in Japan, Alan worked in equity research departments for two brokerages, was a staff writer and editor for the Asahi Evening News, Tokyo Journal and NHK’s Radio Japan, and a special correspondent for Businessweek.


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