James Lawrence joined the Board of Smurfit Kappa "in October 2015. He is currently Chairman of Great North Star LLC, an investment and advisory firm. He served as Chairman of Rothschild North America from 2012 to 2015 and previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Rothschild North America from 2010 to 2012. Prior to this, Mr Lawrence served as Chief Financial Officer and an executive Director of Unilever plc. Mr Lawrence joined Unilever from General Mills where he was Vice-Chairman and Chief Financial Officer. He previously also held senior positions with Northwest Airlines and Pepsico Inc. He is a non-executive Director of Avnet, Inc., International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. and Aercap Holdings N.V. (Born 1952) " 
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- Smurfit Kappa Board, accessed March 28, 2020.