Executive Director, Governance Center
The Conference Board
Douglas K. Chia is executive director of The Conference Board Governance Center. He joined The Conference Board in February 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 directors of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, president of the Stockholder Relations Society of New York, member of the Corporate Laws Committee of the American Bar Association, and member of the New York Stock Exchange Corporate Governance Commission. He is also a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Among other recognitions, Mr. Chia has been named Corporate Governance Professional of the Year by Corporate Secretary magazine, Distinguished Corporate Secretary by Corporate Board Member magazine, one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance by Treasury & Risk magazine, and one of the 100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance and the Boardroom by NACD Directorship magazine.
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.