Kenneth Hersh

Kenneth Hersh

Formal First Name
1963 - present

Kenneth Hersh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, a non-partisan institution that houses George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute. He is a well-known private investor with a long track record of investing in natural resources and other industries. Through his family office, Hersh Family Investments, Hersh also invests across the industrial, technology, and real estate sectors. Additionally, Hersh is the Co-Founder and former CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management, a private equity investment company in the natural resources industry.

  • Hersh was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.
  • Under his leadership, NGP invested over $12 billion and achieved returns making it one of the nation’s leading investment firms.
  • He was employed by Morgan Stanley, where he specialized in oil and gas financing and merger and acquisition transactions.
  • As an early esports investor, he created Hersh Interactive Group to focus on the emerging field.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.


  • Master Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southwest Region by Ernst & Young 2014
  • Oil & Gas Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2017
  • L. Frank Pitts Energy Leadership Award by the SMU Cox School of Business
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award by St. Mark’s School of Texas 2015
  • Henry Cohn Humanitarian Award by Anti-Defamation League 2019