William Foreman


Mr. William Foreman is the Director of Corporate Communications and Government Affairs at Orion S.A., a specialty chemicals company with operations in nine countries.

Before beginning his career in corporate communications, Mr. Foreman worked as a journalist for The Associated Press for 15 years. A Mandarin speaker, he served as a bureau chief in Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China for over a decade. Mr. Foreman was frequently sent on special assignments to cover a variety of stories, including terrorism in Pakistan, the tsunami disaster in Indonesia, nuclear tests in North Korea, the second intifada in Israel and the mining boom in western Australia.

Mr. Foreman earned bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and English at the University of Kansas. He was awarded a Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he studied Korean and crisis management. He is married to Young Hae Foreman and has two daughters: Hanna, a researcher focused on Korean and Indian affairs at the Brookings Institute, and Abigail, a student at the Rhode Island School of Design.