Cyrus N. Wadia Ph.D.

  • Director

Head of Sustainable Product, Amazon

Dr. Cyrus Wadia is the current Head of Sustainable Product, Amazon, where he is leading a team to grow customer demand and product selection for items that embody the highest industry-wide standard on environmental impact. Prior to Amazon, Dr. Wadia was the Vice President, Sustainable Business & Innovation for Nike, where he was responsible for the company’s rapid acceleration of sustainability in new product innovation, enterprise risk mitigation, and the modernization of Nike’s brand and consumer engagement strategy.

Dr. Wadia served as an Assistant Director in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy between 2010 and 2015. He advised the Obama administration and introduced new budgetary and legislative initiatives in energy, climate, advanced materials innovation, manufacturing, and mining. In this role, Dr. Wadia was responsible for the creation and expansion of more than $1 billion in new budgetary initiatives and led the development of the nation’s first policy framework and strategy on critical minerals.

Between 1996 and 2010, Dr. Wadia held many leadership roles as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, a senior program officer at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and the founding member and Co-Director of the Haas School of Business Cleantech to Market initiative. Dr. Wadia holds holds a Ph.D. in Energy & Resources from U.C. Berkeley, and an M.S. and S.B. in Chemical Engineering from MIT.