Michael Robinet

Executive Director, Automotive Advisory Services

IHS Markit

  • Michael Robinet is a senior leader and Executive Director within the IHS Markit Automotive Advisory Practice based in Detroit.  From November 2011, Michael functioned as a Managing Director leading successful engagements with the North American Advisory Group.  Until late 2011, Michael served as the Director of Global Vehicle Forecasts for IHS Automotive from 1996 – Growing this to be the most influential industry forecast – globally.
  • Core competencies include supplier strategy formulation/business planning/transition and advisement, global vehicle production and capacity forecasting; future product program intelligence; platform consolidation and globalization trends, trade flow/sourcing strategies and OEM footprint trends.
  • Univ. of Windsor: B.A. Economics, MBA Finance
  • Board Member of OESA (Original Equipment Supplier Association) and CUSBA (Canada-US Business Association)
  • Director – Automotive Hall of Fame
  • Columnist – ‘Supplier Eye’ SAE Automotive Engineering Magazine (Weekly)
  • Member of SAE, APA, MSED, SAA & CUSBA
  • Renowned expert on supplier competitiveness/strategy, structural change and market impact issues impacting success.
  • 2018 – Awarded one of the Top Ten Global Supplier Influencers by Bianchi Public Relations