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Speaker's Biography

Kenneth Hersh

President and CEO, George W. Bush Presidential Center


Mr. Hersh serves as president and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which includes the George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum and the George W. Bush Institute, a nonprofit, public policy organization. He also co-founded NGP Energy Capital Management in 1988 and currently serves as advisory partner. NGP is a premier private equity firm in the energy industry with over $15 billion of committed capital since inception. Mr. Hersh also serves as a senior advisor and the deputy CIO for the Carlyle Group's natural resources division. Mr. Hersh currently serves on the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution, and the Dean's Council of the Harvard Kennedy School. He previously served on the Advisory Council of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Council of the American Enterprise Institute and the World Economic Forum. Mr. Hersh received a B.A. in politics from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Stanford University.


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