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Roger Barnett

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Roger Barnett

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Roger Barnett is the Chairman and CEO of Shaklee Corporation and the Managing Partner of Activated Holdings LLC. Founded in 1956, Shaklee is the number one natural nutrition and green cleaning products company in the U.S., with more than 1.2 million members and distributors in the U.S., Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, Canada, Taiwan, and China. In 2000, Shaklee was the first company in the world to become Climate Neutral Certified to fully offset its carbon emissions. Mr. Barnett began his career at the investment banking firm Lazard Freres & Co. He then organized an investment group to acquire control of Arcade, Inc., which he transformed into the largest sampling company in the world, expanding from a solely U.S. operation into a global business. He was also the founder and Chairman and CEO of Beauty.com, which continues to be one of the leading internet retailers in the cosmetics industry. In addition, Mr. Barnett is the Managing Partner of Activated Holdings LLC, an investment vehicle for a private family holding company, controlling more than $2 billion in assets. Mr. Barnett received his undergraduate degree from Yale College (Summa Cum Laude), his law degree from Yale Law School (Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal), and his MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Barnett has been selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum (Davos). He has also been selected as a Young Leader Fellow of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and is a member of the Young President’s Organization. Additionally, Mr. Barnett serves as a member of the Harvard School of Public Health Leadership Council, the Health Advisory Council of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, the Yale University President's Council on International Activities, the Board of Directors of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, the Advisory Board of 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai's The Green Belt Movement, the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Opera Association, and the Board of Trustees of The Fine Arts Museums Foundation of San Francisco.