Mr. Hersh co-founded NGP in 1988 and currently serves as an Advisory Partner. Mr. Hersh is an innovator in the energy private equity industry, has experienced the energy industry highs and lows and led transformative transactions in all cycles. His diverse experience provides valuable guidance and insight as an Advisory Partner and participant on the Investment Process Committee and Monitoring Committee. In addition, he serves as a Senior Advisor and the Deputy Chief Investment Officer for The Carlyle Group’s natural resources division. He also serves as President and CEO of the Dallas-based George W. Bush Presidential Center, which encompasses the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum as well as the George W. Bush Institute, a nonprofit, public policy organization.
Mr. Hersh currently serves on the Dean’s Council of the Harvard Kennedy School and previously served on the Advisory Council of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Council of the American Enterprise Institute and the World Economic Forum where he has been a featured speaker at its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
Prior to co-founding NGP in 1988, Mr. Hersh was employed from 1985 to 1987 in the Energy Group within Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated’s Investment Banking division where he specialized in oil and gas financing and merger and acquisition transactions.
Mr. Hersh received a B.A. in Politics, magna cum laude, in 1985 from Princeton University. In 1989, he received his M.B.A. from Stanford University where he graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar.