Roger W. Sant

Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder, The AES Corporation

Roger W.  Sant
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ROGER W. SANT is cofounder and chairman emeritus of The AES Corporation. Prior to starting AES in 1981, 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 at Carnegie-Mellon University. Sant is co-chair of The Summit Foundation. He was chair of WWF-US from 1994 to 2000, and co-chair from 2009 to 2011. He is a regent emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution, having served as its first chairman. He is a member of the boards of the National Symphony Orchestra, National Museum of Natural History and the World Resources Institute. He was a member of the board of directors of Marriott International from 1994 to 2006. Sant received a BS from Brigham Young University and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He is coauthor of Creating Abundance: America’s Least-Cost Energy Strategy (1982).