VP Marketing and Business Development,
Chris Bowers is vice president of Marketing and Business Development at Scent Sciences., where he supports the company's strategic transformation across its global organization. He previously was group vice president and general manager of Corporate Initiatives, where he worked closely with Applied Materials executives on effective execution of business strategy.
Prior to joining Applied Materials, Bowers was a partner at the Hay Group, a global management and consulting firm, where he worked as both a business leader and consultant. In 2007, he was appointed director of Client Services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, where he was responsible for the profitable revenue growth of 80 clients. He also served as a member of the Hay Group Global R&D Council, and held an executive position with the UK business from 2000-2007, where he led the Private Sector Consulting Division and oversaw all client services throughout the UK. As a consultant for the Hay Group, Bowers worked with CEOs and executives of Fortune 500 companies to develop a shared understanding of how value is created, and to ensure that people and the organization are aligned to deliver value. He is the creator and author of an emerging methodology entitled, "Strategic Alignment," that helps companies improve the execution of their strategy.
Before entering the corporate world, Bowers spent five years in the military, serving in the UK Special Forces.
Bowers received his master's degree from the Warwick Business School.
Joined Board: 2008