Douglas K. Chia is Executive Director of The Conference Board Governance Center.  He joined The Conference Board in 2016.

Mr. Chia previously served as Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Johnson & Johnson.  Before joining Johnson & Johnson in 2005, he served as Assistant General Counsel, Corporate of Tyco International, and practiced law at the global firms Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Clifford Chance, both in New York and Hong Kong.

Mr. Chia has held a number of central leadership positions in the corporate governance field, including Chair of the Board of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, President of the Stockholder Relations Society of New York, and member of the New York Stock Exchange Corporate Governance Commission.  He is currently a member of the Corporate Laws Committee of the American Bar Association and a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Mr. Chia is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Georgetown University Law Center.  He currently lives in Princeton, New Jersey with his wife and their four children.

Mr. Chia is a Trustee of the Historical Society of Princeton and the McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts.

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