Ricky Buch is an energy expert who has worked across the value chain, managing existing and developing new generation, distribution, and behind-the-meter products and services. Most recently, Ricky served as an external consultant to the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, where he provided expertise to increase microgrid development in emerging markets. Prior to this, he worked at GE Power for several years, most recently as the Director for Energy Access and Hybrid Distributed Power. In this role, he helped structure several off-grid electrification deals around the world. Prior to launching GE’s energy access efforts, Ricky was involved with numerous other strategic imperatives at GE, including founding and launching Current by GE, facilitating development of the H-class gas turbine, and partnering with the World Economic Forum on the Future of Electricity. Prior to joining GE, Ricky worked for Microsoft Corp. He has a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.