Organization: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Based in Geneva
President and CEO
Peter Bakker is the President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Peter Bakker joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in 2012 as President and CEO. He started his career in 1991 at PTT Post in the Netherlands working in different positions for eight years. Subsequently, he joined TNT N.V. where he served as CFO from 1998 to 2001 and, later, as CEO from 2001 to 2011. In 2010, he was appointed Chairman of War Child Holland, focusing on eliminating the scourge of children soldiers. In the following year, 2011, he was appointed as Global Ambassador against Hunger by the World Food Programme.
Peter holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics from the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. He was also a recipient of the Clinton Global Citizen Award in 2009 and of the Sustainability Leadership Award in 2010. In addition, he is a member of the Corporate Sustainability Advisory Boards of several international corporations such as IKEA, Daimler and P&G.