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Kristen Balasia

Vice President and Managing Director, Automotive Advisory

Kristen Balasia leads the IHS Markit Global Automotive Advisory team.
Kristen Balasia leads the IHS Markit Global Automotive Advisory team. She brings over 20 years of experience in roles across consulting, sales, purchasing, logistics and program management. She has served the automotive, commercial vehicle, retail and professional services industries. Prior to her tenure with IHS Markit, Kristen served as Business Unit Director at Air International (a Global Tier 1 HVAC & PTC automotive supplier) where she led a global cross functional team responsible for several major global OEM programs. Over her almost 10 years with the company she also served as Director of Program Management, Program Manager - GM Business and Senior Buyer. Kristen has also held roles of increasing responsibility pertaining to planning and logistics within the automotive and retail industries. She has led and worked closely with teams in Mexico, China, Germany and Thailand as well as suppliers and customers around the world. Kristen earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. She is a Board Member of the Marketing and Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED) and a member of the Original Equipment Supplier Association (OESA), Automotive Women's Alliance (AWA), and the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association (AASA).
  • Automotive
  • Autonomous/Connected Car
  • Dealer Networks
  • Electric Vehicles & Compliance
  • Market Analysis & Forecasts
  • Market Strategy
  • Marketing effectiveness
  • Vehicle Forecasting

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