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Kent Kuran

Kent Kuran

MBA Candidate pursuing joint MS Degree in Environment & Resources


San Francisco Bay Area, us

I am Stanford MBA student pursing a joint MS related to renewable energy, graduating in December 2016. I developed a passion for renewable energy and sustainable technologies while living and working in developing Asia. While at Stanford, I have combined prior experiences in finance and business development with new ...





Stanford Graduate School of Business


Fantastic 2+ years learning and growing at Stanford GSB.

Coursework included: Energy Project Finance, Energy Policy, Alternative Assets, Accelerated Accounting

While on campus, I led a Global Study Trip to study the mining industry in Mongolia, and organized weekly "News Pong" events on current affairs.

Stanford University

MS Emmett Interdisciplinary Degree in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), Renewable Energy

Pursued a joint technical degree in renewable energy alongside my MBA.

Relevant coursework: Project Finance, Renewable Energy, Efficient Buildings, Solar Cells, Batteries, Energy Law

Research projects:
+Utility-scale solar development in East Africa (target publishing Dec 16)
+Capstone final project on the economic feasibility of utility scale energy storage in East Africa


Izuba Energy

Summer Associate

Worked with Chaim Motzen, developer of Africa’s first utility-scale PV project.
• Originated and modeled African PV opportunities, leading to EOI submission for 25 MW PV project in West Africa.
• Drove four-system pilot launch of an Israeli household biogas technology in Rwanda.
• Wrote grants to win funding for microgrid and battery storage projects in Rwanda.

Bank of America / Merrill Lynch

Summer Associate - Energy & Power Investment Banking

Sharpened finance and modeling skills while covering renewable energy client base; involved in high profile solar M&A

Tractus Asia

Senior Consultant

Based in India, China and then Singapore working for an American-led consultancy finding partnerships and raising capital in Asia for Western businesses and governments.

Projects included Asian venture fundraising for several American medical device companies, US gubernatorial trade missions to India and China, and an IFC-sponsored investment promotion project in Bangladesh.

Religare Global Asset Management

Senior Associate

Served in $10 billion investment platform sourcing and assessing Asian primary and secondary fund investments.

Bridgewater Associates

Management Associate

One of nine undergrads selected by CEO of the world’s largest hedge fund for inaugural general management program. Roles included:

Chief of Staff to interim CFO tasked with overhauling spend approval and vendor management systems and policies.

Sent to instill strong and distinctive Bridgewater cultural norms in 30-person Portfolio Accounting Department


A passion for the places in between

http://landoftamerlane.blogspot.... ›


Impressions of Vietnam in 2007 ›

Mountain Climbing

Stok Kangri

Ladakh, India; 6200m



Georgia, 5047m



DRC, 3470m


Pico Orizaba

Mexico, 5,636m