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RISI's 2012 Top 50 Power List Ranks Pulp And Paper Industry's Most Influential Players

BOSTON, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the forest products industry, has unveiled the Top 50 Power List for 2012. This year, Domtar's President and CEO John Williams was named to the top spot. Under his leadership, Williams has positioned Domtar as a company with great innovative vision. Teguh Ganda Wijaya, chairman of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), and John Faraci, chairman and CEO of International Paper, were selected for the second and third positions, respectively.

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Now in its fifth year, the RISI Top 50 Power List details the 50 people, organizations, and developments that have been influential in shaping the course of the global pulp and paper industry over the year. The list is based on nominations from RISI's editors, engineers and economists, as well as from professionals and experts from within the industry.

Jussi Pesonen, CEO of UPM, Antonio Maciel Neto, CEO of Suzano, Ralph Boettger, CEO of Sappi, James Rubright, CEO of RockTenn, Li Hongxin from Sun Paper, Fabio Schvartsman, CEO of Klabin, and Cheung Yan from Nine Dragons complete the top ten.

"While the 2012 Power List contains many familiar names, we also have up and comers such as Klabin's Schvartsman, as well as the offbeat," says Graeme Rodden, executive editor of Pulp & Paper International (PPI) magazine. "In one way or another, they have all made a significant impact on the industry."

Two surprise inclusions were the London 2012 Olympics, based on their decision to use a US-based company to print all the tickets, and Starbucks Coffee Company for their massive recycling initiative. Greece's continuing economic woes, the upcoming US presidential election and the iPad 3 were also selected for this year's list.

"Electronic media continues to impact the industry, but world events have a place too, sometimes positive and sometimes negative," explains Rodden. "And paper packaging is becoming more and more important to the industry as it becomes clear that consumers are accepting it as the way forward in the fight to protect the environment."    

To see the complete Top 50 Power List for 2012, read the July issue of Pulp & Paper International (PPI) magazine or visit the RISI website at: http://www.risiinfo.com/techchannels/papermaking/The-RISI-Top-50-Power-List-2012.html

About RISI (www.risi.com)

Owned by UBM plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, RISI operates additional offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. More information can be found at www.risi.com.

About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For Press Enquiries, please contact:
Michele Costa-Bell
Marketing Specialist
RISI
4 Alfred Circle
Bedford, MA 01730 USA
Tel: +1.781.734.8984
mcosta-bell@risi.com

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