Doug Hawkins has spent half of his career as a private sector leader, successfully developing global public affairs and corporate responsibility platforms for Fortune 100 countries, but also has equally impressive experience working as an international civil servant within the United Nations system for more than a decade. Most recently, as Head of the Americas for the non-profit AccountAbility, he advised a broad range of public- and private-sector clients on stakeholder engagement, compliance and sustainability strategies. Mr. Hawkins was a global Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy at Pfizer diversified business. As a member of the Pfizer Nutrition executive management team, he managed staff around the world responsible for high-visibility global market access, preservation and expansion strategies, including public and government affairs, crisis communications, corporate responsibility and the development of partnerships in key markets such as China, Thailand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Colombia. While at Pfizer, he championed ground-breaking third-party corporate compliance/performance monitoring systems to verify responsible marketing and business practices.
Prior to joining Pfizer, he was Director, International Trade Relations for Wyeth Biopharma and managed the company’s relationships with US and foreign governments as well as the World Health Organization, World Trade Organization and other multilateral agencies. He previously worked for a domain name technology start-up funded by EDS ventures, and has a decade of global experience at the United Nations agency World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva Switzerland, where he was responsible for treaty operations and multilateral relations development with users of the treaty from over 140 countries. He has served on several international boards, including chair of the pharmaceutical association, PhRMA, International Organization Issues Committee, and published on the subject of innovation, corporate responsibility, international patent systems and access. Mr. Hawkins holds a Master of Science degree, with commendation, in the area of International Policy and Comparative Development from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.