Bruce J. Oreck, United States Ambassador to Finland (2009-2015)
Mr. Oreck is a founder of the Zero Carbon Initiative which is committed to implementing both experimental and off-the-shelf technologies in the built environment, not just to reduce but to offset greenhouse gas emissions. As Ambassador Mr. Oreck served as the Chair of the League of Green Embassies and drove the initiation of a complete renovation and expansion of the Embassy in Helsinki equipping the building with state-of-the art, energy-efficient technologies.
Mr. Oreck obtained his Bachelor of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University, his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University and his Masters of Law (Taxation) from New York University. Mr. Oreck practiced law for over 25 years representing many of the largest companies in the United States. He is the author of several books on taxation and has had a successful career as a speaker and lecturer.