Ben Roberts | AIChE

Ben Roberts

Vice President, Government Affairs
Moon Express

Ben Roberts is currently Vice President of Government Affairs for Moon Express, a company developing a family of vehicles capable of delivering payloads to the surface of the Moon and beyond. From March 2015 until March 2017, he was the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) Assistant Director for Civil and Commercial Space. He came to OSTP from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he served as a program examiner in the Commerce and Science/Space Branches, and as a Special Assistant in the OMB Director’s Office. Prior to joining the Executive Office of the President, Ben worked as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Hawaii and as a strategy and operations consultant for Deloitte Consulting in northern California. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Carleton College, a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and a M.P.P. in Science and Technology Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.