Eric LauritzenEric Lauritzen has served as Director since June 2004. From 1994 until his retirement in 1998, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Harmac Pacific Inc., a TSX-listed pulp producer that was acquired by Pope & Talbot Inc. From 1981 to 1994 he served as Vice President, Pulp and Paper Marketing of MacMillan Bloedel Limited, a TSX-listed North American pulp and paper company that was acquired by Weyerhaeuser Company Limited.
Mr. Lauritzen has accumulated extensive executive, production and marketing experience in the pulp and paper industry, particularly in the softwood kraft pulp sector. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School, United States.
Mr. Lauritzen serves as Chair of Mercer's Governance and Nominating Committee. He also provides leadership to our Board on board practices, governance matters and succession planning in his role as the Lead Director of the Board.
Governance Committee Chair
Audit Committee Chair
Compensation Committee Chair
Environmental, Health and Safety Committee Chair