Jeff is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Unilever. Previously, he served as Vice President for Environmental and Water Resources at the Coca-Cola Company. After receiving a Master’s degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics, he began his career as a strategy consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton.
He went on to serve as Foreign Service Officer with the US State Department, based in Brussels from 1981-85. He returned to Washington to serve as Legislative Assistant to US Senators Timothy Wirth and John D Rockefeller IV from 1985-1992. Joining the Clinton Administration in 1993, he worked for the head of the US Agency for International Development, later serving as the Director of the Office of the Energy, Environment and Technology. He moved to the white House in 1999 where he served as the Executive Director of the Climate Change Task Force. In 2000, he left government to work for the CEO of Texaco in NY as Vice-President, Policy Planning.
Board memberships include: National Council on Science & Environment WEF Global Advisory Council on Forestry (Chair); World Environment Center; Erb Institute for Global Social Enterprise, University of Michigan; Global Water Challenge and BSR (Business for Social Responsibility)