Peter Weber

Former Executive Committee Chair of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley

Peter Weber is a retired corporate executive, having 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.

Mr. Weber retired in 2001 to dedicate himself to community and economic development activities in the San Joaquin Valley. He currently serves on the boards of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley; the Fresno Regional Jobs Initiative; the Fresno Citizen Corp; the Fresno Business Council; the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; The Fresno Bridge Academy; and Fresno Citizens for Good Government.

Mr. Weber was an advisor to former Fresno Mayor Alan Autry and produced the 2002 strategic plan for the City of Fresno, “Meeting the Challenge.” He currently is an advisor to Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin. Mr. Weber also served as co-chair of the Superintendent’s Advisory Task Force for Fresno Unified School District, and was the principal author for the District’s turn-around plan, “Choosing our Future.” In 2009, Mr. Weber authored a policy paper for California Forward titled “Growing California’s Regional Economies: An Economic Growth Strategy for the State of California.”

Mr. Weber is a former director of Riverbend International; Teknowledge Inc; Waterman Industries; RealWorld Schools; The Council of the Americas: the Mercosur Enterprise Council; the Stanford Institute for Manufacturing and Automation; the International Student Exchange Program at the University of Illinois; and the San Jose Museum of Art. He also is a former member of U.S. Trade, the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, and the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee.

Mr. Weber, a native of Peru, 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. He and his wife Laurie reside in Fresno.