John Sibert - Councilmember
John Sibert was elected to the City Council in April 2008 and re-elected for a second term in April 2012. His term will expire in April 2016. He served as Mayor Pro Tem from April 2010 through January 2011. He served as Mayor from January 24, 2011 to November 14, 2011.
Dr. Sibert is a member of the Malibu City Council and former Managing Partner of GFG China Holdings and Global Financial Group, evaluating opportunities and investing in later-stage US technology companies, primarily focused on energy/environment and biotech/pharma. He is the immediate past Chief Operating Officer of the California State University Institute, overseeing commercialization of technology activities from the 23 CSU campuses. He was the founding Executive Director of the Alaska Science & Technology Foundation. Prior to that, he directed exploratory research and managed the Corporate Research Laboratory for Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), developing alternative energy technology. Dr. Sibert has been a chemistry professor and administrator at Yale University, California Institute of Technology and California State Universities. He is the Founding Chairman of the National Association of Seed & Venture Funds and formerly a member of the State of California Capital Formation and Business Investment Committee. He is past chairman of the Best Practices Committee, National Governors Association and on the advisory and review committees on technology commercialization for NASA. Dr. Sibert serves on the boards of directors of private and public companies in the fields of energy and pharmaceuticals. He has been a consultant for a number of government, non-profit and private sector organizations, including NOAA, California Sea Grant, DOE, Science Foundation of Arizona, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and six State Technology/Economic development agencies. He is a former Trustee of the Claremont Graduate University and on the Board of Visitors of School of Politics and Economics at CGU.
Dr. Sibert received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and his Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego.
To contact Councilmember Sibert, email email@example.com or call (310) 457-7325.