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World Environment Center Elects Six New Global Leaders To Its Board Of Directors

Washington, D.C., Dec. 03 /CSRwire/ - The World Environment Center (WEC), a global non-profit, non-advocacy organization whose mission is to assist global companies implement sustainable development in their business strategies and operations, today announced the appointment of six global leaders to its Board of Directors. The new Board Members illustrate the diverse makeup of the WEC Board including representation from a variety of non-profit and business sectors, and different geographic regions.

The new Board members are:

  • Mary K. Armstrong, Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety, Engineering, Operations & Technology-Boeing (U.S.)
  • Mike Barry, Head of Sustainable Business—Marks & Spencer (U.K.)
  • Allard S. Castelein, Vice President, Environment, Royal Dutch Shell-(Netherlands)
  • Neil Hawkins, Vice President for EH&S and Sustainability, The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.)
  • Ursula Mathar, Vice President for Environment and Sustainability, Bayer AG (Germany)
  • Leena Srivastava, Executive Director, The Energy and Resources Institute-India


Each of the new Board members will serve a three-year term beginning in January 2010.

"The participation of individuals of such stature and influence will extend the World Environment Center’s leadership capabilities," stated WEC Chairman Wayne S. Balta, Vice President, Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety at IBM. "As the sustainability agenda advances, creative leadership for developing business solutions to global problems becomes even more important."

In addition to these appointments, the Board elected the following individuals as its 2010 Officers: Mr. Balta, Chairman, Board of Directors; Jeff Seabright, Vice President, Environment and Water Resources, The Coca-Cola Company (U.S), Vice Chairman; Dr. Peter Schnurrenberger, Head, Corporate Safety, Health & Environmental Protection, F. Hoffmann-La Roche (Switzerland), Vice Chairman; and Paul Hagen, Attorney at Law, Beveridge & Diamond (U.S.), Secretary-Treasurer.

"The appointment of this group of global leaders to the Board of Directors, together with a re-affirmation of the World Environment Center's unique value and strategy-based on capacity building, knowledge application and competency building, and honoring business excellence-continues to differentiate the organization and increase its opportunities to address critical sustainability challenges," noted WEC's President & CEO Dr. Terry F. Yosie.


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