Executive Vice President and CEO of Enterprises
As executive vice president and CEO for Koch – Enterprises, Jim Hannan is responsible for oversight of Georgia-Pacific, Guardian®, Invista, Molex, and Koch Industries’ acquired interest in Infor, and for driving transformational change and knowledge sharing among these companies. Previously, he led one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue, packaging, pulp, paper, cellulose, nonwovens, building products and related chemicals as CEO and president of Georgia-Pacific.
Mr. Hannan career with Koch Industries began in 1998 in the mineral services unit as chief financial officer prior to being named president of INVISTA Intermediates. He joined Georgia-Pacific in 2005 as chief operating officer, and was promoted to CEO and president in 2007. He returned to Koch in 2017 in his current role. Mr. Hannan serves on the boards of Koch Industries, Georgia-Pacific, Guardian®, Invista, and Molex.
Originally from Connecticut, Mr. Hannan grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and where he attended California State University-East Bay (formerly California State University, Hayward) and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting.
Mr. Hannan is involved in numerous community organizations in the Atlanta area as well as business organizations nationally. He has worked closely with the Atlanta Police Foundation and actively serves on the Atlanta Committee for Progress. Mr. Hannan is currently on the boards of the Georgia Research Alliance, Woodruff Arts Center, The Commerce Club, and the educational foundation board for California State-East Bay.
Mr. Hannan was honored in 2016 with the National Human Relations Award by the American Jewish Committee. He received the PIMA Executive of the Year Award from The Technological Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) in 2015, was named the most admired CEO for Manufacturing by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2014 and was named 2013 North American CEO of the Year by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry.