President, Soundboard Governance LLC
Senior Fellow, ESG Center
Douglas (Doug) Chia is president of Soundboard Governance LLC and senior fellow for The Conference Board ESG Center. Chia previously served as executive director of the ESG Center. Before joining The Conference Board, Chia served as assistant general counsel and corporate secretary for Johnson & Johnson. Before joining Johnson & Johnson, he served as assistant general counsel, corporate for Tyco International, and practiced law at the global firms Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Clifford Chance, both in New York and Hong Kong.
In addition, he has served as chair of the board of directors of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, president of the Stockholder Relations Society of New York, member of the Corporate Laws Committee of the American Bar Association, and member of the New York Stock Exchange Corporate Governance Commission.
He is also a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Chia has been named Corporate Governance Professional of the Year by Corporate Secretary magazine and Distinguished Corporate Secretary by Corporate Board Member magazine. Chia is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Georgetown University Law Center.