Nicole Peill-Moelter oversees the strategy and execution of sustainability initiatives at Akamai, including energy and greenhouse gas management and reporting, energy efficiency and electronic-waste reduction, employee engagement and stakeholder-awareness. She spends much of her time collaborating with engineers innovating around the energy efficiency, productivity and carbon intensity of Akamai’s global Intelligent Cloud Platform, which represents 90 percent of Akamai’s environmental impact.
Along with her expertise in Internet technologies, Nicole has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College, a Ph.D. in environmental engineering science from Caltech, an executive certificate in sustainable management from the Presidio Graduate School and holds a U.S. patent. She’s a member of the Greenhouse Gas Experts Network, the GreenBiz Executive Network and the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, and is on the board of directors of the Caltech Alumni Association and the 1:1 Movement.
Nicola Peill-Moelter recently joined VMware as director of sustainability innovation. This position is a culmination of her decade-long apprenticeship establishing and leading Akamai Technologies’ sustainability program, having evolved her belief that we can have the biggest impact on addressing our most challenging and urgent sustainability issues when sustainability and business objectives and values are aligned. In her role at VMware, she works closely with the product and R&D teams to identify opportunities for improving product efficiency and emerging verticals that address major environmental challenges where VMware is strategically positioned to help accelerate solutions.
During Nicola’s 18 years at Akamai, she developed her expertise in Internet technologies and operations, sales and product development. She holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College, a Ph.D. in environmental engineering science from Caltech, an executive certificate in sustainable management from the Presidio Graduate School, and a U.S. patent. She’s an active member of the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Alliance and the Green Grid. Nicola lives her passion driving a Chevy Bolt EV powered by the solar on her home rooftop, recycles, composts, eschews plastic, and loves to listen to the geeky Energy Transition Show podcast.
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