Arlan Peters

Head of Sustainability, Novozymes North America

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 represents Novozymes in the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, as well as the Sustainability Consortium where he served as co-chair for the Sustainability Consortium’s Corporate Advisory Council.  

Prior to his current role, Arlan managed business development projects in animal health and regional marketing for bio-energy in Asia.

Before joining Novozymes, Arlan 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 Ecuador, Chile, and the Philippines.  He received his MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School where he concentrated in Sustainable Enterprise.