Board of Directors
Vice President of Corporate Affairs
Doug Berven joined POET in March 2003 as Director of Business Development. He held that position for over four years before accepting a new role as Director of Corporate Affairs. In this position, Berven is actively engaged in the development of new business ventures, licensing opportunities, and corporate relations for POET domestically and internationally.
Playing an integral role for the largest producer of ethanol in the world, Berven has taken the initiative to actively promote renewable fuels. He works on several committees to strengthen the future of ethanol and serves as a board member on several POET Biorefining plants.
Prior to joining POET, Berven held various roles in banking, real estate development and medical consulting. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Berven is a native of South Dakota where he currently resides with his wife and two children.