John Oswalt is Founder and President of Global Workforce Advisors LLC, and serves as Senior Advisor on Global Employment Policy to the Association and member companies. John provides guidance and training to effectively manage global employee and labor relations, address stakeholder expectations to respect international labor standards and he guides the Global Labor Relations Certification program. John works closely with Tom Hayes of BEERG and with Amy Lau of APERG to develop and expand the Association's Global Alliance.
Retired from Procter and Gamble after 33 years, John brings to the table considerable experience in domestic and global HR matters as well as supply chain operations. He served as plant manager of three U.S. plants and Product Supply Director for Paper and Baby Care products across all of Asia while based in Japan. In his most recent capacity as Director of Global Labor Relations, he owned strategy, policy, capability building, compliance and guidance of healthy employee and labor relations worldwide for P&G. John also had responsibility for leading P&G's Human Rights policy and guiding company actions to proactively be responsible in this arena. He was part of the U.S. delegation team to the annual ILO Conference in 2010 and 2011. This broad experience provides him with a unique, practical perspective on the challenges companies are facing in a turbulent period of global employment policy. He has deep mastery in creating healthy ER/LR in union and union free sites worldwide and has practical HR experience in the field including HR generalist systems, leading organizational and cultural change and talent management. John has led supply chain expansion into developing markets including building and starting up new greenfield plants and shutdown and consolidated of production systems.
John holds a B. S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Davis. He is on faculty for the International HRM Academy sponsored by the Cornell ILR School and the London University Kings College and also on the Board of Directors of ConnXus Inc., a rapidly growing company connecting Buyers with Women and Minority owned Suppliers.