Head of Marketing and Communications
BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background
Peter Weng is the vice president of sales and marketing for the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) and is also a Search Inside Yourself teacher. Previously, Peter was a director at Google and led various organizations including global search quality evaluation as well as online sales and operations for Greater China. Prior to joining Google in 2007, Peter worked at Dell in sales, operations and marketing roles in the United States, Europe and Asia. Peter also held sales management and engineering positions with Rohm and Haas and Argo Scientific.
Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell University, and a Master’s in Environmental Engineering and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has worked on mindfulness and meditation programs in various settings including corporations and prisons. Peter serves on the board of Insight Santa Cruz and is also involved in work supporting wildlife conservation and sustainable transportation.
ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?
The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) teaches mindfulness and meditation practices to develop emotional intelligence.
LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?
The Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program is taught worldwide.
IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of your activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?
The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute helps people optimize themselves through and ultimately to help bring about the conditions for world peace.
QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you
“We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world…. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us…. For I do not doubt that it is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world that our species will be able to remain in it.” – Wendell Berry