Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster

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Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster
Bornc. 1947
Argentina
ResidenceGreenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Casa Pacifica, Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Alma materGeorgetown University
OccupationBusinessman
Board member ofClinton Foundation
Children5
RelativesStefano Bonfiglio (son-in-law)

Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster (born c. 1947) is a US-based Argentine businessman. He is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of InterEnergy Holdings, a Cayman Islands-based energy company active in the Dominican Republic, Panama, Chile and Jamaica. A college friend of former President Bill Clinton, he is a director of the Clinton Foundation and a major donor to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.

Early life[edit]

Gonzalez-Bunster was born circa 1947 in Argentina.[1][2] He graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1968.[3][4] While he was in college, he was friends with Bill Clinton.[2]

Career[edit]

Gonzalez-Bunster built a barge-mounted power plant with the Seaboard Corporation in the 1980s.[3]

Gonzalez-Bunster served as the vice president of Gulf and Western Industries.[3] He founded Basic Energy Ltd. (Bahamas), an operator and distributor of energy in the Dominican Republic, Panama and Jamaica.[3] He also served as the president of the Board of Directors of Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina,[5] a coal, oil and wind energy company active in the Dominican Republic.[6] Additionally, he was a partner in Remington Realty, a Texas-based real estate company, and an investor in AquaCube, a Scottish water purification company.[7]

Gonzalez-Bunster founded InterEnergy Holdings, a Cayman Islands-based energy company active in the Dominican Republic, Panama, Chile and Jamaica,[8] in 2011.[5] He serves as its chairman and CEO.[3][9] Gonzalez-Bunster also serves as the president and director of Consorcio Energetico Punta Cana Macao (CEPM),[5] a wind and solar energy producer which distributes electricity in the Dominican towns of Punta Cana, Bávaro and Bayahibe.[10]

Philanthropy and political contributions[edit]

Gonzalez-Bunster is a member of the Institute of the Americas.[3] He serves on the board of directors of the Latin American Board of his alma mater, Georgetown University.[11] In 2013, he organized the launch of the Georgetown Alumni Club in the Dominican Republic.[4]

Gonzalez-Bunster visited Haiti alongside his daughter, Dr Paul Farmer and Bill Clinton shortly after the 2010 earthquake.[2][12] has served on the board of directors of the Clinton Foundation since 2013.[3]

Gonzalez-Bunster donated $30,000 to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe in 2009 and 2013.[13] He donated US$100,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund, a SuperPAC which supports Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Gonzalez-Bunster resides in Greenwich, Connecticut,[7] with another property, Casa Pacifica, in Casa de Campo, La Romana, the Dominican Republic.[2] He has five children,[7] including a son, Luis, who is paraplegic;[12][15] and two daughters, Adriana and Carolina.[2] His daughter Carolina Gonzalez-Bunster, a former Goldman Sachs banker and the founder of the Walkabout Foundation,[12] is married to Stefano Bonfiglio, the co-founder of private equity firm Stirling Square Capital Partners, and they live in Knightsbridge, London.[2][16] Her wedding was attended by Hillary and Bill Clinton.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinovitz, Karen (August 13, 2004). "HAVENS; In Pursuit of Fabulousness". The New York Times. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Herrmann, Joshi (June 25, 2015). "Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Carolina Gonzalez-Bunster: From Goldman's to good works". London Evening Standard. Retrieved October 19, 2016. Brought up in Greenwich, Connecticut, as the well-connected daughter of a wealthy Argentinian-born energy entrepreneur, Gonzalez-Bunster became a Londoner 10 years ago when she came to the LSE to do a masters. [...] After the LSE she briefly worked for the Clinton Foundation [her father is a director and trustee], then joined Goldman Sachs.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Board of Directors". Clinton Foundation. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Latin American Board helps launch the Georgetown alumni club in the Dominican Republic". Latin American Board. Georgetown University. June 24, 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Company Overview of InterEnergy Holdings Ltd.: Rolando González-Bunster". Bloomberg. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  6. ^ "Company Overview of Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina, S.A." Bloomberg. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  7. ^ a b c "Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster". The Americas Group. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  8. ^ "Company Overview of InterEnergy Holdings Ltd". Bloomberg. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  9. ^ "Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster". InterEnergy. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  10. ^ "Company Overview of Consorcio Energético Punta Cana - Macao, S.A." Bloomberg. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  11. ^ "BOARD OF DIRECTORS". Latin American Board. Georgetown University. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  12. ^ a b c Vilensky, Mike (October 4, 2011). "After Accident, a Nonprofit Is Born". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  13. ^ Vozzella, Laura (July 29, 2015). "Clinton donors also pumped millions into McAuliffe's coffers". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  14. ^ "Rolando Gonzalez Bunster Political Campaign Contributions 2016 Election Cycle". Campaignmoney.com. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  15. ^ Sawicki, Stephen (March 2012). "Forging Their Way". Greenwich Magazine. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  16. ^ Macon, Alexandra (June 3, 2014). "Carolina Gonzalez-Bunster's Wedding in the Dominican Republic". Vogue. Retrieved October 19, 2016.