Chris Kral

Global Citizenship & Sustainability at Western Digital Corporation
Master of Environmental Management  2007

With nearly 20 years of experience solving complex, cross-functional business challenges through strategic initiatives and practical program implementation, Christoper currently serves as Western Digital's Global Corporate Citizenship Leader. With the recently SanDisk acquisition, Western Digital is the largest developer, manufacturer and provider of digital storage solutions and ranks among Fortune's top 250 companies. Chris is responsible for corporate strategy and program implementation of Western Digital's Global Citizenship and Sustainability initiatives.

Prior to joining the company, Chris provided advisory services to Fortune 100 companies as a management consultant. His area of expertise includes organizational transformation, strategy, corporate governance, operational efficiency and supply chain management. 

His previous professional experience as a program manager with NGOs and the public sector included work with the United Nations, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). 

Chris proudly served in the Peace Corps working with local entrepreneurs on natural resource management and community development project in Africa and as a Lead Instructor for Outward Bound, developing and facilitating leadership courses. 

He earned a management degree from Yale University where he wrote his thesis on markets for environmental services.

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