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Charles (Chad) Holliday

Major Career Roles:

  • Chair of Shell plc
  • Chair of Bank of America Corp
  • Chair and CEO of Dupont de Nemours & Co
  • Advisor to the US Department of Energy
  • Senior NED of Venterra Group plc


Other Career Highlights: 

  • Chair Emeritus of the US Council on Competitiveness
  • Lead Independent Director of CH2M HILL Companies Ltd
  • Director of Analog Devices Inc
  • Various roles at Dupont de Nemours & Co
  • (Electrocomponents) plc

Chad Holliday has a wealth of professional experience as a Chair across the AEX, EURONEXT 100, FTSE 100, S&P 100, S&P 500, STOXX EUROPE 50, and private companies. He brings over 20 years of senior leadership expertise in the chemicals, oil and gas, engineering and sustainable development industries.


Chad is Lead Independent Non-Executive director at Venterra Group plc and Lead Independent Director at Deere & Company and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA Healthcare Inc). He is also a senior advisor to Critical Resource Strategy & Analysis, an Advisor to the US Government’s Department of Energy and Managing Partner of East Meets West Solutions LLC.


Chad began his career as an Engineer at Dupont (EI Dupont de Nemours & Co) in 1970, and was appointed Chair and CEO in 1999. While under Chad’s leadership, DuPont established a goal of achieving sustainable growth – increasing shareholder and societal value while simultaneously decreasing DuPont’s environmental footprint. As a result, DuPont has shifted from being a chemical company to being a science-based products and services company. He has a deep understanding of international strategic, commercial and environmental issues, and gained extensive experience in the areas of safety and risk management during his time with DuPont.


He is also a founding member of the International Business Council and a Co-Chair of The Mission Possible Partnership (MPP), an alliance of climate leaders focused on supercharging efforts to decarbonize some of the world’s highest emitting industries in the next 10 years. MPP is a joint venture between multiple NGOs including the World Economic Forum to expand and accelerate the work of seven nascent industry working groups in aluminum, aviation, cement and concrete, chemicals, shipping, steel, and trucking.