Jeff Seabright is responsible for driving through advocacy and partnerships, transformational change on priority areas of Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan: climate change and eliminating deforestation; sustainable agriculture & smallholder farmers; water, sanitation and hygiene; and opportunities for women.
Previously, he served as VP 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 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 New York as Vice-President, Policy Planning.
Board memberships include BSR; Tropical Forest Alliance; WEF Global Future Council on Food Security & Agriculture; Global Water Challenge, Consumer Goods Forum Sustainability Steering Committee (Co-Chair); MSc Advisory Board, Imperial College, London.