New York, N.Y., October 23, 2007 – H. Fisk Johnson, Ph.D., chairman and chief executive officer of S. C. Johnson and Son, Inc., will be honored by the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s top multinationals. USCIB will present Dr. Johnson with its International Leadership Award at a December 3 gala dinner at the Waldorf =Astoria in New York City.
“Fisk Johnson has demonstrated a personal commitment to leadership in international public policy,” said USCIB Chairman William G. Parrett. “His innovative and progressive vision, at the helm of a company widely recognized for its global corporate citizenship, serves as a model for others.”
Each year since 1980, USCIB has bestowed its top award on a senior business executive in recognition of significant policy leadership in improving the global competitive framework for American business. Recent recipients of the International Leadership Award include Harold McGraw III of McGraw-Hill, Lee Raymond of ExxonMobil, Jean-René Fourtou of Vivendi Universal and Charles Holliday, Jr. of DuPont.
In 2000, Dr. Johnson became chairman of SC Johnson, and the fifth generation Johnson family leader of the 121-year-old company, a leading manufacturer of household cleaning and many other products. Since joining in 1987, he has held a broad range of marketing and general management positions, both in the U.S. and globally.
Dr. Johnson, who holds a Ph.D. in applied physics as well as an MBA degree from Cornell University, currently serves as a member of the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation. He also is a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and a director on the board of Conservation International (CI), where he also serves as chairman of the advisory board for CI’s Center for Applied Biodiversity Science.
The annual USCIB award gala draws hundreds of business leaders as well as dignitaries from government and diplomatic circles. More information on the event is available at www.uscibgala.com.
Founded in 1945, USCIB promotes an open system of global commerce in which business can flourish and contribute to economic growth, human welfare and protection of the environment. Its membership encompasses over 300 leading U.S. companies, professional services firms and associations whose combined annual revenues exceed $3.5 trillion. As American affiliate of several leading global business groups, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide and works to facilitate international trade.