James P. Royalty, Jr.
Senior Vice President and President, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia
James (Jay) Royalty was elected International Paper’s senior vice president and president, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia in December 2019.
Jay joined International Paper in 1991 and served in a variety of converting, sales, marketing finance and leadership roles. In 2008, Jay 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.