Eric Schneider is Senior Vice President of Strategy and Communications at IFT, a global scientific institute and foundation focused on a safe, nutritious and sustainable food supply for everyone. Prior to IFT, Eric’s career focused on strategic planning, global growth, marketing and communications in high-tech and clean-tech sectors. While based in Hong Kong, Eric served as Managing Director for Bluetooth Technology in Asia. He later led global communications and strategic global initiatives and partnerships for renewable energy leader, Acciona, while based in Madrid, Spain. As a consultant, Eric helped several early-stage renewable energy and tech start-ups in founding strategy, marketing and communications roles. Eric also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Ancona School, an independent school in Chicago’s Southside.