Ben Bunker serves as the CEO of the Global BrightLight Foundation. He manages the organization’s daily operations and is passionate about achieving BrightLight’s vision of a world with universal access to clean, sustainable, and affordable energy. Ben has a long history with BrightLight, having volunteered as a member of BrightLight’s Advisory Team since the organization was founded in 2011.
Before joining BrightLight as CEO, Ben worked as a consultant with ICF International where he supported the United States Agency for International Development and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. He earned an M.S. in Sustainable Energy Systems from the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Political Science from Bates College. He also holds a professional certification from Solar Energy International with a specialization in Developing World Applications.