Executive Vice President and CEO of Enterprises
As executive vice president and CEO of Enterprises for Koch Industries, Inc., Jim Hannan is responsible for oversight of Georgia-Pacific, Infor, and Molex as well as Koch Communications and Marketing, Koch Engineered Solutions, Koch Investment Group, Koch Logistics, and Koch Public Sector Group. He is responsible for driving transformational change and knowledge sharing among these and all Koch 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.
Jim’s career with Koch Industries began in 1998 in Koch Mineral Services where he was CFO prior to being named president of INVISTA Intermediates in 2004. He joined Georgia-Pacific in 2005 as Chief Administrative Officer and was promoted to CEO and president in 2007. Jim serves on the boards of Koch Industries and several other Koch subsidiaries.
Originally from Connecticut, Jim grew up in the San Francisco Bay area 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.
Jim is involved in numerous community organizations in the Atlanta area and business organizations nationally. He has worked closely with the Atlanta Police Foundation and actively serves on the Atlanta Committee for Progress. Jim 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 University.
Jim was honored in 2016 with 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.