James Goudreau, Head of Climate; Novartis
James Goudreau currently serves as the Head of Climate for Novartis Business Services. He crafts strategy and policy for Novartis to increase climate resilience, reduce GHG emissions and increase energy resilience across their global operations. These efforts include managing a diverse portfolio of efforts in technology, partnerships and procurement designed to achieve efficiency, resilience and greater shareholder value.
Prior to joining Novartis, he culminated a military career as a U.S. Navy Captain working on energy and climate resilience issues in the Pentagon. As the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy) he focused on increasing operational capabilities and resilience globally for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.
He also works to improve sustainability and climate resilience in the Boston area as a member of the Board of Directors for the Cambridge Compact for a Sustainable Future and a member of the Board of Directors for A Better City.
James holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Norwich University, a Masters in Management degree from Troy University and has completed the Tuck Executive Program at the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business. He now resides in Newburyport, MA with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Goudreau, and their daughter.