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PepsiCo, Inc. is a global food, snack and beverage company. The Company�s portfolio includes oat, rice and grain-based snacks, as well as carbonated and non-carbonated beverages, in over 200 countries. Its operations are in North America (United States an...
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Dan Bena currently heads the Global Operations Sustainable Development agenda for PepsiCo, using the power of the private sector to help both business and society flourish.
He serves/has served on the Public Health Committee of the Safe Water Network; the Leadership Group of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD); Steering Board of IFC's 2030 Water Resources Group; Steering Committee of the United Nations CEO Mandate; the Global Agenda Council on Water Security of the World Economic Forum; and the Board of the International Society of Beverage Technologists.
Bena recently completed a three-year term on the Board of the Washington-based US Water Alliance, and currently serves on the Board of the Creative Visions Foundation, a non-profit using media and the arts to develop agents of positive social change.
Their signature program, called Rock Your World, engages middle and high school students in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and provides them the tools with which to become creative activists.
Bena also serves on the Advisory Board of Artistic Circles, which produced the 2012 documentary, Water Pressures.
In 2014, he was invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the Environmental Leader publications group, as well as the America's Water Initiative of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
In 2015, Bena
was selected as a mentor for the ThreeDotDash.org
program of the We Are Family Foundation; a judge for the University of Notre Dame Corporate Adaptation Prize; and as an advisor to the social venture start-up, Keela
delivered the keynote address at the Royal Gala in the presence of TRH Princess Madeleine and Prince Daniel of Sweden, and has spoken at over 100 venues which span the business, government, academic, and non-profit worlds.
In 2013, he represented PepsiCo at the Our Food, Our Future Summit, in Dublin, Ireland, attended by the Prime Minister of Ireland and the Minister of Agriculture.
In 2012, he
was invited to provide testimony to the US Senate
In 2013, he
keynoted the United Nations Youth Assembly to over 1,000 youth delegates from over 100 countries.
In 2014, Bena
received the Light Up the Night Award for youth advocacy and engagement.
In 2015, Bena was invited by the President of the UN General Assembly to participate in a high-level panel on partnerships to advance the post-2015 Development agenda, and was named an Honorary Professor by Glasgow Caledonian University.
On the second last day of ...
On the second last day of the event, PepsiCo provided strategic and marketing training to aid the entrepreneurs in developing a sustainable and visible organization, including presentations by Luis Montoya, President for PepsiCo Beverages Latin America and Dan Bena, Head of Sustainable Development for PepsiCo.
Addresses were given by Ambassador Alfonso QuiÃ±Ã³nez, Secretary for External Relations of the Organization of American States; Eliav Benjamin, Counselor for Political Affairs for the Embassy of Israel to the United States; Dan Bena, Head of Sustainable Development for PepsiCo; Guillermo E. Ballin Castellot, Deputy Director for Employment and Training for Mexican Youth Institute; and Roy Thomasson, Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Young Americas Business Trust.
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Dan Bena, Director of Sustainable Development, PepsiCo
Trends in Cutting-Edge Beverage Safety & QA Systems, Technologies and Management - Food Safety Magazine
By Daniel W. Bena and Keith Gasser
Daniel W. Bena is currently Senior Fellow with PepsiCo International, and serves as a water subject matter expert for the International Beverage Division.
Bena is recognized externally as a technical leader in the field as evidenced by his contribution to numerous texts, articles, and presentations on water and beverage-related topics, and his current Chair of the Water Quality Committee of the National Soft Drink Association in Washington, DC, the beverage industry's political trade organization.
In addition, he was a contributing member of the NSDA's Haloacetic Acid and Cryptosporidium Task Forces, where he worked with the EPA during their negotiated rulemaking process for these drinking water contaminants.
has critically reviewed monographs for the Codex Alimentarius Commission
, and has authored several papers for submission to government bodies.
Bena chairs the Emerging Scientific Interests Subcommittee of the International Society of Beverage Technologists, and serves as Editorial Advisor for Food Safety Magazine.
He holds a B.S. in biochemistry, and an M.S. in industrial pharmacy.
Senior Director of Sustainable Development for PepsiCo