Max WarburtonSenior Managing Director
Max Warburton is a Senior Managing Director, focused on alternative energy and carbon solutions investments. Prior to joining Kimmeridge, he served as Advisor to the Management Board and Head of Special Projects at Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG. In this role, he oversaw corporate strategy and drove multiple electrification projects including Mercedes-Benz’s investment in European battery cell champion ACC, the creation of the Mercedes-Benz global high-power charging network, and the development of EQXX, the world’s longest range electric car. Mr. Warburton also led the acquisition of YASA, an innovative startup that is developing cutting edge axial flux electric motors for future Mercedes-Benz models. Mr. Warburton continues to act as Advisor to the Board at Mercedes-Benz AG in a non-executive capacity and sits on the Board of YASA Motors in the UK.
Prior to joining Daimler AG, Mr. Warburton spent more than a dozen years as Head of Automotive Research at Bernstein Research, located in both London and Asia, and served as Partner at parent company Alliance Bernstein. Before Bernstein, Mr. Warburton was Head of Global Automotive Research at UBS (2005-2008) and covered European Autos at Goldman Sachs (2000-2005), starting his career in M&A in 1996 at UBS. Mr. Warburton has an undergraduate degree from the University of Exeter and an M.Phil degree from the University of Bath, both in the UK.