Chris Allen is the CEO of Biomimicry 3.8, the global leader in Biomimicry innovation training, consulting services, and education. He is a certified Biomimicry Professional, with an expertise in business strategy and development.

Trained in International Business at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas (1985), Allen has over 20 years experience providing strategy and management consulting services related to sustainable development for a variety of private sector clients as well as the US Department of Energy, the National Center for Appropriate Technology, the Northwest Area Foundation, and the United Nations Man and Biosphere Program. His international experience includes work and studies in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Mexico and he serves on the Board of Directors of A World Institute for Sustainable Humanity.

Allen received an award in 2007 from the State of Texas, Department of Parks and Wildlife, for land stewardship achievements at Woodson Place, a conservation development project focused on ecological restoration and green building on his family’s 112 year-old family farm.