Fastmarkets RISI announces 12th Annual Power List

Boston, July 22, 2019 (Press Release) – Fastmarkets RISI, the definitive source of commodity data and insights for the forest products industry, has announced the 12th Annual Top 50 Power List of influencers in the pulp, paper and packaging industry.

The Power List is compiled by independent and objective editors, economists and engineers tasked with identifying and ranking companies and individuals who play a key role in shaping the industry. The 2019 list is more eclectic than past years, spotlighting not only executive leaders and standout enterprises, but also highlights significant cultural and political events. As a result, this year’s list represents a broader and more comprehensive view on the entire industry and the market drivers behind it.

This year Cheung Yan, Chairlady of Nine Dragons Paper, placed first for the company’s expansion and growth. Nine Dragons is expected to reach 2.05 million tonnes of total production capacity in China this year and add four new recycled linerboard machines by October. The company has made an appearance on the Power List every year since the ranking’s inception twelve years ago.


The 2019 Top 10 includes:

1.  Cheung Yan, Nine Dragons Paper
2.  Mark Sutton, International Paper
3.  Walter Schalka, Suzano
4.  Susumu Yajima, Oji Holdings
5.  Jussi Pesonen, UPM
6.  Anthony Pratt, Pratt Industries
7.  John Williams, Domtar
8.  Cristiano Texeira, Klabin
9.  Amazon
10. Teguh Wijaya, APP


Other notable ranking influencers include: WestRock CEO Steven Voorhees, Brexit, Mondi CEO Peter Oswald, Georgia Pacific President and CEO Christian Fisher, American novelist behind Game of Thrones George R.R. Martin, and the potential future impacts from the “Green New Deal” legislation.

Download the full list from Fastmarkets RISI or read it in Paper 360, published by TAPPI on July 24th.


About Fastmarkets RISI

Fastmarkets is the leading price reporting, analytics and events organization for global commodities markets, including the forest products sector, as Fastmarkets RISI. Businesses working in the pulp and paper, packaging, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue, and nonwovens markets use Fastmarkets RISI data and insights to benchmark prices, settle contracts and inform their strategies worldwide. Along with objective price reporting and industry data, Fastmarkets RISI provides forecasts, analysis, conferences and consulting services to stakeholders throughout the forest products supply chain.

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