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November 8th, 2014 by kenan fellow
Arlan Peters is the Head of Sustainability for Novozymes North America where he develops Novoyzmes’ regional sustainability initiatives, builds organizational capacity, manages Novozymes’ corporate citizenship programs, and engages with external stakeholders on issues relating to life-cycle impacts of biotechnology.
He has represented Novozymes in several organizations including the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and the Sustainability Consortium where he served as co-chair for TSC’s Corporate Advisory Council.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Peters managed business development projects in animal health and regional marketing for bio-energy in Asia.
Before joining Novozymes, he coordinated community education programs for Japan’s Ministry of Education. He also worked on public-private partnerships for international development at USAID’s Global Development Alliance Secretariat.
He holds a BA in Biology from Oberlin College and was a recipient of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study economic and environmental impacts of aquaculture in Latin America and Asia. He received his MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School where he concentrated in Sustainable Enterprise.