Celebration of Science
Executive Vice President, Koch Industries; Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
David Koch is an executive vice president and a board member of Koch Industries Inc., which owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining and chemicals, process and pollution control equipment and technologies, minerals, fertilizers, polymers and fibers, commodity trading and services, forest and consumer products, and ranching. He is the chairman and CEO of Koch Chemical Technology Group, LLC, a leading supplier of process equipment to oil refineries and chemical plants worldwide. A longtime philanthropist, Koch has given to a variety of organizations. Since 2000, he has pledged more than $750 million to cancer research; medical centers; educational, arts and cultural institutions; and numerous public-policy organizations. He serves on 27 nonprofit boards. Koch earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.