Jonathan Silver is Executive Director of the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office and leads the $70 billion dollar investment programs in alternative energy, financing a wide range of solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, fossil and nuclear energy projects. Under Mr. Silver’s leadership, the programs have financed the first U.S. nuclear power project in 30 years; underwrote the world’s largest wind farm; doubled the amount of concentrated solar power generation capacity in the U.S.; and provided financing to projects that have over four gigawatts of generating capacity and will reduce or avoid nearly 40 million tons of CO2 annually.
Previously, Mr. Silver was co-founder and the Managing Director of Core Capital Partners, a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Tiger Management, held senior operating positions with several media companies, and began his business career in the financial institutions practice at McKinsey and Company. Mr. Silver has also served as a policy advisor to four U.S. Cabinet Secretaries — Energy, Commerce, Interior and Treasury.
An honors graduate of Harvard University, Mr. Silver also did graduate work at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. He has received both Fulbright and Rotary Graduate Fellowships.