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President-TiE Tampa Bay Former Global Sustainability Officer-Kimberly-Clark Corp

Suhas Apte is a senior executive with rich diverse experience covering many facets of business management. Suhas has developed a valuable global perspective, extensive CPG industry experience and sustainability credentials based on a broad career path working in Asia-Pacific, developing markets, Europe and the United States.

Suhas held several executive positions at the Kimberly-Clark Corp. including Global Sustainability Officer, President of Family Care Europe and Vice President of Baby & Child Care Business for Emerging Markets.

He is President of Apte Consultants LLC; a partner in the Blue Earth Network - a team helping businesses discover breakthrough opportunities, and invent transformational solutions; President of TiE Tampa, a global organization for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs; a member of the Forum For the Future North America advisory team – a nonprofit solving complex global sustainability challenges working with stakeholders; and a board advisor to Vertaeon - an operations and sustainability analytics firm, Intelligent Energy Optimizer - a LED lighting company, and Algae Energy – an innovative technology company which grows algae in bioreactors for oil, nutraceuticals . He is also on the boards of EPI Breads - an artisan bakery company, and ODI – an Israeli leading cyber security company.

Suhas has recently published a book ‘The Sustainability Edge’ for business leaders to embrace and energize stakeholders to grow top-line with triple-bottom-line thinking (

He is a Mechanical Engineer from India, with MBA from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.