Kevin Self

Climate & Energy Brain Trust Member & Global Visioneer

Co-Chair, Erb Institute Strategic Advisory Council

Kevin is a member of the XPRIZE Climate & Energy Brain Trust working to shape the design of what could become the next revolutionary moonshot prize competition in the Grand Challenge Domain of Climate & Energy.

From 2015 to 2024, Kevin was Senior Vice President Strategy, Sustainability & Government Affairs for Schneider Electric North America, a 188-year-old global company actively working to electrify and decarbonize the US and the world. In 2021, Corporate Knights named Schneider Electric “the world’s most sustainable company”.  He has also held Strategy & Corporate Development roles with Johnson Controls, Miller Brewing Company, GE Healthcare and McKinsey & Company.  

Kevin has advised, mentored and sponsored hundreds of teams over the past 20+ years at FIRST Robotics & FIRST Global.  Additionally, he is a cofounder of Voices for Carbon Neutrality, a group of University of Michigan faculty, staff, and alumni leaders actively advocating for carbon neutrality at the University of Michigan. 

Kevin holds an MBA from Northwestern University, and MS and BS degrees in Engineering from The University of Michigan.