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Pete Watson


Greif, Inc.

Pete Watson has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Greif Inc., since November 1, 2015. Pete previously was Chief Operating Officer for Greif. As CEO, Pete’s vision for Greif is … “In industrial packaging, be the best performing customer service company in the world”. This vision, together with developing a culture based on Servant Leadership, has been adopted by Greif’s 17,000 world-wide employees, and is propelling Greif to be a global leader in industrial packaging. Since joining the company in 1999, Pete has served in a variety of executive positions, including Group President for Paper Packaging, Land Management, and Global Sourcing and Supply Chain. He also served as Division President of Paper Packaging, and President of CorrChoice (a Greif division), and Vice President of Corrugated Operations. Pete holds a Masters and Bachelor’s degree from Springfield College in Massachusetts. Pete serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Forest & Paper Association, is a member of the OhioHealth Board of Directors, a member of the Columbus Partnership, and the Ohio Business Roundtable. He is also serving as the Chair for the 2019 Central Ohio American Heart Association Heart Walk campaign.


CEO Panel: The strategic vision for the global containerboard industry

Day One

Thursday, 14 November, 2019

  • How supply is reacting to demand; forecasting current capacity and plans for addition
  • Assessing the continued trend for lightweight linerboard
  • How are leading producers innovating to ensure a more sustainable future?

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