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James W. Owens

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Jim Owens "is chairman and chief executive officer of Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Illinois. After joining the company in 1972 as a corporate economist, he has held numerous management positions.

"He is a director of the Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC; a director of Alcoa Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a director of IBM in Armonk, New York; and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Owens is a member of The Business Council, Business Roundtable and the Manufacturing Council in Washington, DC; and the Global Advisory Council to The Conference Board in New York. He is also a member of the Community Advisory Board of Saint Francis Medical Center and the Civic Federation Board in Peoria.

"Owens served as a member of the Commission on Capital Flows to Africa, a partnership between the Corporate Council of America, the Council of Foreign Relations, the Institute for International Economics, and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The Commission presented its final report, A Ten-Year Strategy for Increasing Capital Flows to Africa, in June 2003." [1]

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  1. KKR Senior Advisors Group, organizational web page, accessed October 4, 2012.