• John Williams
    John D. Williams has been President, Chief Executive Officer of Domtar since January 2009. He is also member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Williams has over 30 years of experience in both consumer products and packaging. He began his career in consumer product sales in 1976, gaining insight into key market dynamics in the U.K. and the U.S. Prior to joining Domtar, he was President of SCA Packaging Europe. Mr. Williams is Lead Independent Director of the Board of Directors of Owens Corning (NYSE: OC); a Director of Form Technologies, Inc., a privately-held leading global group of precision component manufacturers based in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Chair of the advisory board of the Stern Center for Sustainable Business at New York University; the past Chairman of the Paper and Packaging Board (the Paper Check-off); and the past Chairman of the Board for the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). In 2010, he was named North American CEO of the Year by RISI as well as Global CEO of the Year by Pulp & Paper International (PPI). Mr. Williams was named “Executive Papermaker of the Year” for 2012 by PaperAge Magazine. He also serves on the boards of the British-American Business Council of North Carolina, which promotes trade and investment between the state and the United Kingdom, and the nonprofit Camp Blue Skies Foundation, which is dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities. SUBJECT FOR JANUARY MEETING January 10, 2019 The Charlotte Economics Club “The Limits of Regulatory Reform: The hidden costs and risks of shadow regulation” At January’s program, John D. Williams, President and CEO of Domtar, will address the growing influence of de facto regulation, the costs and risks it presents to corporations and advocacy organizations alike, and why the goal of “transparency” needs to become a two-way lens.
  • January 10, 2019
    January 10, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


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