Peter Weber

Former Fortune 500 executive Peter Weber has been at the helm of some of the world’s leading technology and agricultural science companies. He served as vice president of FMC Corporation, a diversified Fortune 500 company; CEO of Teknowledge, Inc., a publicly traded artificial intelligence software and services company; and CEO of Riverbend International, a publicly traded agribusiness company. He retired in 2001 to dedicate himself to community and economic development activities.

Mr. Weber currently serves as an advisor to Fresno Mayor Lee Brand. He was an advisor to former Fresno Mayor Alan Autry as well as former Fresno Mayor and former California Competes Leadership Council member Ashley Swearengin. In 2010, Mr. Weber launched the Fresno Bridge Academy, a program designed to bring residents in Fresno’s poorest neighborhoods into the economic mainstream. The project has expanded into more than a dozen academies in six counties and is now called the California Bridge Academies.

Mr. Weber currently co-chairs California Forward and is chair emeritus of the California Bridge Academies. He formerly served on the board of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley; the Fresno Business Council; the Fresno Citizen Corp; Fresno Citizens for Good Government; the Fresno Regional Jobs Initiative; the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and the Stanford Institute for Manufacturing and Automation.

A native of Peru, Mr. Weber received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and is a graduate of the Executive Program at the Stanford University Business School.