Paul Lienert

Reuters auto reporter, covering tech, innovation, strategy and the future

Paul Lienert is a Detroit-based autos correspondent for Reuters, focused on future mobility and the intersection of vehicles and technology. An award-winning reporter, editor, columnist and author, Lienert has written for such publications as the New York Times, the Financial Times and the South China Morning Post, and he has researched, written and edited studies on the auto industries in Russia, China, Brazil and India.

As a consultant, Lienert advised the CEOs of major companies in the United States, China and Korea on investment, marketing, product and business development strategies. As an assistant professor at Michigan State University's Broad Business School, he taught communication strategies to graduate students in the Business Analytics program. He has been a featured speaker at global conferences sponsored by The Economist, Institutional Investor, Merrill Lynch, Bank of China and J.D. Power, and has appeared as an auto industry expert on ABC-TV's Nightline, CBS Morning News, CNN, Al-Jazeera and China's CCTV.

Lienert received a Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University and a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Nottingham Trent University in the UK. His doctoral dissertation was on venture capital funding of vehicle electrification.

Paul Lienert