John Bohn - Senior Advisor

The Hon. John H. Bohn is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Renewable Energy Trust, a privately-held company that makes sponsor equity investments in solar photovoltaic power generation facilities. Previously, John served as Commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission, a constitutional agency of the State of California, which regulates the private electricity, gas, telephone and water companies. During his six-year term, his focus was on energy, climate change, and water issues, and particularly developments in clean technology solutions.

John currently serves as a Director of the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington DC, as well as on the Advisory Boards of the Yale Institute for Corporate Governance and Performance and the Electric Policy Research Institute, and on the board of directors of the American Bar Association's Rule of Law Initiative. He is a member of the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, chartered by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to advise on the reform of the global capital markets.

From 1989-1996, John served as President and CEO of Moody's Investors Service, expanding its coverage, opening key offices in Asia, Latin America, and Europe, and developing Moody's into the global standard for credit ratings and integrity in financial analysis. In 1981, John joined the Reagan Administration as Special Assistant to Treasury Secretary Don Regan, and was subsequently appointed by President Reagan as U.S. Ambassador and Executive Director at the Asian Development Bank. In 1984, President Reagan appointed John to the post of Vice Chairman of the Export Import Bank of the United States, and shortly thereafter as Chairman and CEO, a position he held until the end of the Reagan term.

A career international banker and development advisor, John spent 1.5 years at Burson-Marsteller, where he served as Managing Director, focusing on international markets, and economic resources issues, and was special advisor to the Government of Korea during the Asian financial crisis. He maintains his active interest in entrepreneurial activities, advising start-ups and companies in refinancing and turnaround situations. John was a co-founder and Executive Chairman of an Internet-based trading exchange for petrochemicals and remains a principal with GlobalNet Partners, N.A., LLC, a global advisory and consulting firm, providing counsel on international trade and investment issues.

John began his career practicing law in California and the Pacific, and subsequently spent 13 years as an international banker with Wells Fargo, which included 4.5 years residing in Tokyo with responsibility for the bank's Asian activities.  Later he served as Division Manager for Wells Fargo's Trade Finance, private banking and multinational banking activities.

A graduate with honors from Stanford University, John attended the London School of Economics as a Fulbright scholar, and received his JD from the Harvard Law School.  He is a member of the California State Bar and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.