Peter G. Watson
President and Chief Executive Officer
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 global colleagues, 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 Master's and Bachelor’s degree from Springfield College in Massachusetts and is the past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Forest & Paper Association. He currently serves on the Boards of OhioHealth and the Central Ohio American Heart Association and is a member of the Columbus Partnership and the Ohio Business Roundtable.