William (Billy) Kappaz is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dorado Group, LLC, an investment company that has been an owner and operator of power generating projects and companies supporting sustainable and clean energy. During a 20-year career in the global power industry, Mr. Kappaz has led the structuring, development and financing of independent power projects around the world. He is a recognized expert in project finance, having facilitated the first private investments in the power sectors of more than a dozen countries. He has also developed and published new rules and regulations governing various countries’ energy sectors, unbundled vertically integrated state-owned utilities, and established wholesale electricity markets – the result of which supported significant new investment in emerging market economies. Today, Mr. Kappaz leads the Dorado Group in a new direction making several direct investments in companies ranging from data analytics to professional sports leagues.
Mr. Kappaz serves on the boards of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington DC, Beauvoir — the National Cathedral Elementary School and the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation. He actively supports several other institutions that focus on Catholic education, job training, workforce development and medical services for underserved communities. Mr. Kappaz is married with three daughters.