William F. Wescott Ph.D.
Bill is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in innovation and sustainable development, working with leading organizations on six continents and in four languages. In addition to being the founder and CEO of the BrainOxygen LLC consultancy, he has served as a leader of three Bay Area startups, co-founded and managed the Veolia Innovation Accelerator as Veolia’s Vice President of Innovation, and established the Latin American EHS consulting practice of Arthur D. Little, Inc. during his fifteen years there. Bill is a lifelong intra- and entrepreneur, and is a frequent speaker on technology and innovation.
Bill has worked with top executives in the public sector and across industrial sectors including energy, natural resources, chemicals, consumer products, heavy manufacturing, infrastructure services, information technologies, and venture capital. He has served as an advisor to the Romanian (member of the delegation to the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro), Italian, Mexican, Brazilian and U.S. governments; the United Nations; the Sustainable Performance Group Investment Fund; PROPEL (Board of Directors); The Conference Board; The Pew Center on Global Climate Change; The Institute of the Americas; FUNDES; the World Resources Institute, World Business Council for Sustainable Development; New Jersey Environmental Lobby (Board of Directors); Metropolis Global; NASA LAUNCH; and the US Council on Competitiveness (Senior Fellow). Bill received the Social Innovation Leadership Award from the World CSR Congress in 2013. He has a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon and a BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton.