Thomas Tribone, Chairman

Mr. Tribone has over 30 years of experience in building and running complex organizations, setting strategies in the regulated and deregulated energy industries, and dealing in energy development with government leaders and partners around the world.

He is founder and CEO of Guggenheim Global Infrastructure Company, which develops and operates energy and infrastructure projects around the world. Prior to his present position, Mr. Tribone was President and CEO of The AES Americas Corporation, a global independent power provider with over 55 million customers and 20,000 employees. Before that he held management positions with Atlantic Richfield Company that included responsibility for energy and environmental matters.

Mr. Tribone has initiated and executed energy transactions totaling $30 billion world-wide. These include the initial phases of energy deregulation in the United States and other countries. He created the early transactions in what are now areas of major economic activity ─ e.g., long-dated coal options, tolling power plants, regulated utility going-private acquisitions in the United States, utilization of power infrastructures for telecom, independent power in Mexico and energy sector privatization in Brazil. Mr. Tribone also helped develop the concept of the “Global Power Company.”

His leadership was highlighted by Robert Waterman, co-author of In Search of Excellence, in his book, What America Does Right. His work has been covered in Business Week, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal, and his business strategies are included in books such as Cases in Contemporary Strategy Analysis, Power to People, and Joy at Work.

He has served on numerous industry Boards and has testified on energy matters before the United States Congress.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with High Honors from Case Western Reserve University and both his M.B.A. and Juris Doctor from Duquesne University.