George Pilko

Chairman & Founder


George is founder and chairman of Pilko & Associates, the leading advisor to corporate officers and boards on Operational/EHS Risks. From his creation of the firm over 40 years ago, George recognized the problem of continually escalating catastrophic risk and has been determined to address it.  He is passionate about supporting companies to achieve safe, reliable and sustainable operations by providing “Brutally Honest Yet Respectful” advice.

Over the years, George established ongoing Transaction Roundtables (1999), Governance Forums (2004) and Director Workshops (2017), which bring together corporate officers and boards of leading companies to share Best Practices for managing Operational/EHS Risks. To date, the firm has hosted 120+ such events.

His current focus is working with an elite group of directors to define Best Practices for Board Governance with the intent that boards globally adopt these practices.

George and his wife Jan split their time between Houston and Park City, Utah. Their passions include their three children and their families including three very cute grandchildren, traveling, and supporting families in need.

He is a Chemical Engineering and MBA graduate of the University of Michigan and remains an avid alumnus.