Jacob Duer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, the foremost, CEO-driven international membership organization focused on bringing together industry, government, communities, and civil society in the fight to help end plastic waste in the environment. Jacob is responsible for advancing the overall strategic vision of the Alliance. This includes the commitment to invest $1.5 billion over five years to deploy on-the-ground projects and infrastructure to increase the value of plastic waste streams and support the end of plastic waste in the environment. Jacob has over twenty years of experience with the United Nations with a focus on the environment and sustainable development. He previously served as Director of the Chemicals and Health Brand of the UN Environment Programme. He has a strong track record in policy work, intergovernmental negotiations, practical implementation and problem solving, coupled with strategic thinking and proactive leadership skills. Jacob has lived and worked with the UN in Austria, Senegal, Kenya and Switzerland. He holds a master’s degree in Management and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Aarhus in Denmark. He is also a Catto Fellow of the Aspen Institute in Washington DC and a member of the Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network.