Chairman and CEO
Mr. Gonzalez Bunster is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of InterEnergy Holdings. Prior to founding InterEnergy, he founded and managed InterEnergy’s predecessor, Basic Energy Ltd. (Bahamas), a holding company that owned and operates electrical generation and distribution assets in the Dominican Republic, Panama and Jamaica.
Mr. Gonzalez Bunster is a pioneer of the electric sector of the Dominican Republic, being credited with the signing of the country’s first state utility PPA, as well as being one of the key participants in the privatization of the state controlled electricity businesses. His track record in the country dates back to the late 1980’s, when he developed the country’s first barge mounted power plant in partnership with Seaboard Corporation.
Since then, Mr. Gonzalez Bunster has successfully developed, acquired and managed over 1,500MW of generating capacity in the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Jamaica and Panama. In addition to overseeing the management of all group operating companies, he led all significant aspects of project development, financing and the relationship with governments and multilateral organizations such as the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Prior to founding Basic Energy, Mr. Gonzalez Bunster was the International Vice President of New York-based multi-billion dollar conglomerate Gulf & Western Industries Inc., reporting directly to its Chairman and CEO Charles Bludhorn.
Mr. Gonzalez Bunster is a the Chair of the International Initiatives Committee of Georgetown University, a member of the Latin American Board of Georgetown University, and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Georgetown College of Arts and Sciences, his alma matter, class of 1968. He is also a director and trustee of the William, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and the Energy Committee of the Clinton Global Initiative, focusing on clean and renewable energies. Further to this, Mr. Gonzalez Bunster is a board member of the Institute of the Americas as well as serving on the board of The Walkabout Foundation – a non-profit organization focuses on funding research to find a cure for paralysis and donating wheelchairs to people in need around the world.