Kyle Datta is currently the general partner of Ulupono Initiative, a Hawaii-focused impact investing firm founded by Pierre Omidyar that uses for-profit, non-profit and social investments to improve the quality of life for island residents in three areas: locally produced food; clean, renewable energy; and waste reduction. Previously, he was the CEO of U.S. Biodiesel Group, a national biodiesel firm funded by private equity; managing director of research and consulting at the Rocky Mountain Institute; and a vice president of Booz, Allen & Hamilton, where he was the managing partner of the firm's Asia Energy Practice and later led the U.S. Utilities practice. Datta holds bachelor of science, master in environmental science in resource economics, and master in public and private management degrees from Yale University. He was CEO of New Energy Partners, an energy consulting and renewable development firm located in Hawaii. He has co-authored several books including Winning the Oil Endgame (2005), and Small is Profitable (2002).
Datta serves on the board of directors for Blue Planet Foundation, Hawaii BioEnergy, Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders.