Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Our Next Energy (ONE)
Mujeeb Ijaz is the founder and chief executive officer of Our Next Energy (ONE), a Michigan-based energy storage technology company. Ijaz has over 30 years of experience developing electric vehicles and battery systems technologies, focusing on furthering the adoption of electric vehicles through advancements in battery safety, range, and cost.
Before founding ONE, Ijaz led teams at Ford Motor Co. and developed Ford’s Edge with HySeries Drive, the Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999 that set a land speed record at Bonneville in 2007, and the Chrysler ENVI project. Before that, he was president of A123’s Venture Technologies unit, where he and his team led the development of Li-Ion battery solutions for electric vehicles. He was also once a senior director at Apple, where he developed novel energy storage solutions.
A graduate of Virginia Tech, Ijaz holds 31 U.S. patents in the field of battery technology and energy management systems.