Roger W. Sant is Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The AES Corporation, a Fortune 200 global power company based in Arlington, VA. Prior to starting AES in 1981, Mr. Sant was Assistant Administrator for Energy Conservation and the Environment at the Federal Energy Administration. He was also the Director of the Energy Productivity Center, an energy research organization affiliated with the Mellon Institute.

Mr. Sant is the co-founder and Chairman of The Summit Foundation. The Summit Foundation provides support for the international empowerment of girls, the restoration of the Mesoamerican Reef ecosystem, and radically improving the Sustainability of Cities in the United States.

Mr. Sant is a member of the board of the World Wildlife Fund-U.S., which he previously chaired (1994-2000) and later co-chaired (2009-2011). He is also on the boards of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the National Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Stanford Advisory Council for the Natural Capital Project and the Board of Advisors of National Geographic’s Pristine Seas Project. He is a former Chair and Regent of the Smithsonian Institution and was a member of the Board of Directors of Marriott International from 1994 to 2006. He has a B.S. from BYU and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.