Founder & Chairman
Jerome Ringo is the founder and chairman of Zoetic Energy, a leading edge renewable energy developer. Zoetic is the culmination of Mr. Ringo’s life’s long work to promote sustainable development through the use of clean technology solution. He is an internationally recognized thought leader on global environmental issues and has led two of the largest environmental organizations in the world, the 6 million member National Wildlife Federation and the Apollo Alliance, which was a 19 million member organization during his tenure.
After years of advocacy work, Mr. Ringo saw the stark need for direct involvement. The needs in the developing world were so pressing, that he formed Zoetic to directly tackle issues such as energy security. Today, Mr. Ringo draws on an international network to bring best-in-class technology solutions to leaders in the developing world. He has formed a diverse team with broad experience in renewable energy solutions as well as development work in Africa, India, Asia and Latin America.
Under his leadership, Zoetic has secured a 100 MW Power Purchase Agreement with the Electricity Company of Ghana in January of 2016. In addition, he has met with leaders and ministers throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America to promote Zoetic’s unique hydrokinetic technology.
As climate change has moved to the forefront in development discussions after COP 21, Mr. Ringo offers a unique perspective based on his years in the oil and gas industry, environmental advocacy and now renewable energy development.
In addition, Mr. Ringo was featured in Vice President Al Gore’s Academy Award-winning Documentary, An Inconvenient Truth and has co-authored two books: Diversity and the Future of the U.S. Environmental Movement (published 2007) and The Green Festival Reader (published 2008).
Zoetic Global embodies the life’s work of its founder and CEO, Jerome Ringo. A staunch environmentalist and champion of tangible, clean-technology solutions, Mr. Ringo is committed to protecting the Earth’s natural resources and improving the quality of life for generations to come. Zoetic Global, as he sees it, is a catalyst for sustainable, life-enhancing change for people and the planet. By deploying innovative solutions that increase energy, food and water security without damaging the natural environment, our company enables communities worldwide to meet their most basic needs. This, in turn, means better health and greater opportunities for education, job training, economic growth and prosperity. Mr. Ringo and his diverse team of international experts dream of nothing less than generations of children around the world growing into healthy, empowered adults who live with purpose and pride while consciously caring for the environment.