The Pacific Institute is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its board, Sanjeev Chadha and Gavin Power. “The board is delighted to welcome Gavin and Sanjeev,” says Board Chair Tony Stayner. “They bring a wealth of international experience and expertise and a passion for sustainable water. We’re looking forward to benefiting from their expertise in the coming years.”
“The business world has an increasingly valuable role to play in climate resilience and water security,” says Pacific Institute President Jason Morrison. “As we at the Pacific Institute work to transform water management in the new era of climate change, the support of those with deep experience in corporate sustainability and water security will be invaluable for our work and approach going forward. This is an exciting time for the Pacific Institute.”
Based in Dubai, Sanjeev is a global business leader with broad experience across multiple countries and cultures. He retired from PepsiCo in 2018 as Chairman and CEO for Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, and has served on the boards of several companies and NGOs. Sanjeev is passionate about water security, and was the recipient of the Stockholm Water Award for Industry on behalf of PepsiCo. Under his leadership, PepsiCo’s Indian business achieved “positive water balance” – a global first in the food and beverage industry.
Gavin is Chief of Sustainable Development and International Affairs at PIMCO. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2018, he was the deputy executive director of the UN Global Compact. Gavin led the development of the UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate, a global corporate water stewardship initiative launched in 2007 in partnership with the Pacific Institute. Between 2012 and 2015, he co-led the UN Global Compact’s role in the international consultations leading to development and final adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to his United Nations work, Gavin has held senior positions at Ketchum and Levi Strauss and worked as a financial journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle. He holds a degree in economics from the University of California.
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