George Jacob, President & CEO, Bay.org

George Jacob, President & CEO, Bay.org

President & CEO, Bay.org

George Jacob is the President & CEO of Bay.Org in San Francisco that oversees six institutions (Aquarium of the Bay, The Bay Institute, Sea Lion Center, Eco Center at Heron’s Head Park, The Bay Model Alliance and the Bay Academy) with a unified mission to protect and conserve the San Francisco Bay and its fragile ecosystems from the Sierra to the Sea. He is currently leading its $260 million iconic landmark transformation into a living immersive ecotarium with a staff of 200.

Trained at the Smithsonian, educated at the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, University of Toronto, Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University and Yale School of Management, he is known internationally for spearheading stellar interpretive planning and design-build assignments and is one of the leading museum thinkers of our times. A Canadian Commonwealth Scholar, his $480 million + design-build portfolio of over 50 museums, nature parks, wetlands, sea, wildlife and science center assignments can be seen in countries around the world.