Pete Watson Joins ACLC as Executive Affiliate

The Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character welcomes Peter Watson as an Executive Affiliate to the WFU School of Business.

Pete is the former Executive Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Greif Inc., a $6.3 billion industrial packaging company with over 16,000 global colleagues, serving customers in over 37 countries. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Greif Inc. from 2015 – 2021.

He is a former Wake Forest Football coach with a background in education. Pete and his family have relocated back to the Winston-Salem community.

 As an Executive Affiliate, Pete will engage with students, faculty, and staff as:

  • A guest speaker in classes across various academic programs
  • A coach for students and student teams
  • A mentor for students, staff, and faculty
  • An adjunct professor of practice teaching BEM371, Strategic Management, Spring 2024

Pete’s role and engagement in the Business School will enhance the development of leaders of character.