Ulupono Initiative
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Kyle Datta

General Partner

As general partner, Kyle is responsible for developing Ulupono Initiative’s partnerships with stakeholders, policy makers and community organizations. He also oversees the organization’s systems-thinking approach to strategy development and transformation. Kyle is a member of Ulupono’s management team.

“I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to give back to the land and the people of Hawaii. Our success comes from our partnerships with the institutions, community groups and individuals across the state that have joined us in making Hawaii more prosperous and sustainable.”

Kyle received a master’s degree in public and private management from the Yale School of Organization and Management, as well as a master’s degree in environmental science in resource economics from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. His previous positions include CEO of U.S. Biodiesel Group; managing director of research and consulting at the Rocky Mountain Institute; and a vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he served as managing director of the Asia energy practice and the U.S. utility practice. He currently serves on the boards of directors for Blue Planet Foundation and the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, and the steering committee of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders. In 2017, Kyle was named to the new Transformation Advisory Council of the Puerto Rico Energy Power Association, which will assist in the development of a long-term vision and transformation execution plan for the power system in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria.