He was awarded by Emperor Akihito, one of Japan's highest honors, Order of the Rising Sun, "for strengthening the economic and political relationship between Japan and the United States."
SEATTLE, WA, August 07, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name William E. Franklin a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, William Franklin celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Backed by more than 60 years of professional experience, Mr. Franklin works as the president of an eponymous company that he established in 1996. Up until 1997, he was President of Weyerhaeuser Far East Limited, with responsibility for Weyerhaeuser's operations in Asia. He also served as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Advisory Board of Japan Government Office of Trade Ombudsman, Board of Eisenhower Fellowships. Executive Committee of US-Japan Business Council, Chairman of the Kennedy Bay Timber Company in Malaysia, President of the International Timber Company in Indonesia, Chairman of Weyerhaeuser China Ltd.; President of Weyerhaeuser Korea Ltd.; President of Weyerhaeuser Japan Ltd., a member of the Advisory Board of the Asia Foundation, and Director of the Pacific Basin Economic Council.
He has been guest lecturer and Adjunct Professor at the International University of Economics and Business in Beijing-China, University of Hawaii, International University of Japan, Columbia University, University of Puget Sound, Seattle University and Executive in Residence at The American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). He was also a commentator for NHKTV, NBC, PBS, Japan Times, Industry Week, Fortune, Yomiuri, Japan Success.
He is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, The Pacific Council on International Policy, The Japan Society, The U.S.-Indonesia Society, The Asia Society, Seattle Rotary, World Affairs Council, Tokyo American Club and Town Hall. He serves as Trustee of the Seattle Repertory Theater, The Blakemore Foundation and Global Business Advisory Board-University of Washington. He was Chairman of the Forestry Working Group of the United Nations FAO Industry Cooperative Program, and Director of the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Investment, Technology and Development; U.S. Department of Commerce Industry Sector Advisory Committee on International Trade, Yomiuri International Economic Society, and NCR Japan and Chairman of the Far East Council Friends of Scouting.. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Missouri and Japan-America Society Thomas S Foley Award. In 2009 was awarded by Emperor Akihito, one of Japan's highest honors, Order of the Rising Sun, "for strengthening the economic and political relationship between Japan and the United States." He has been included in Who's Who in Finance and Business, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who in American Education.
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