Daniel W. Bena - PepsiCo
Daniel W. Bena - Conference Speaker
Daniel W. Bena
DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY, HEALTH, SAFETY, AND ENVIRONMENT
Dan Bena is currently the Director of Sustainability, Health, Safety, and Environment for the international division of PepsiCo, and was formerly the Director of Technical Insight and Communication, where he served as liaison between technical functions, government affairs, public policy, and field operations to develop key messaging to internal and external stakeholder groups.
is now leading the company's international Sustainability
efforts across their beverage and foods operations, serving consumers in nearly 200 countries.
Since graduating with an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and a graduate degree in industrial pharmacy, Dan
has become a recognized leader in the beverage industry during his
23-year tenure with PepsiCo
Dan serves as Chair of the Washington-based American Beverage Association's Water Resources Committee, and has been an active participant in various ABA Task Forces.
He has been active in the International Society of Beverage Technologists, as demonstrated by such offices as past Secretary of the Computer Applications Committee, founder and Chair of the Emerging Scientific Interests Subcommittee, and-most recently-founder and Co-chair of the Subcommittee for Sustainable Development.
He is also serving a three-year term on the ISBT Board of Directors, and has been presented with the ISBT "Best Paper" Award on two occasions, for papers addressing the environment and sustainable development.
Dan also serves on the Board-sponsored Public Health Committee of the Safe Water Network, which is a not-for-profit organization for which PepsiCo was a founding member, dedicated to providing sustainable community-level solutions to provide safe drinking water in developing economies.
Bena is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of Food Safety Magazine, and has been an invited speaker to the Food Safety Summit and the Food Safety World Expo, both in Washington, DC.
He has served as an Associate Referee for the International Commission on Uniform Methods in Sugar Analysis (ICUMSA), contributed monographs to the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), and reviewed manuscripts for the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CODEX).
Dan is also in the Water Core Working Group of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and was a member of the Advisory Board for development of the WBCSD Water Resource Risk Tool, which was launched to great acclaim at Stockholm World Water Week in August of 2007.
has spoken in many venues addressing Sustainable Development, including his most recent opening keynote address for the World Brewing Congress
in August, 2008, and has authored chapters for several texts from CRC, Blackwell Science, and Marcel Dekker in the areas of water treatment and chemistry, sanitation and beverage production.
Dan Bena,Director Sustainability, Health,
Safety and Environment,PepsiCo International