James P. Royalty, Jr.
Senior Vice President and President, Europe, the Middle East and Africa
James (Jay) Royalty was elected International Paper’s senior vice president and president, Europe, the Middle East and Africa in December 2019.
Royalty joined International Paper in 1991 and served in a variety of converting, sales, marketing finance and leadership roles. In 2008, Royalty became vice president and general manager, container the Americas and appointed a corporate officer. Most recently, Jay served as vice president, corporate development and disruptive technologies where he was responsible for leading the company’s merger and acquisition activities as well as an enterprise strategy for creating value through the integration of emerging technologies. Jay earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University.