Former Chairman - Royal Dutch Shell, Bank of America & DuPont; Chairman Emeritus, Council on Competitiveness USA; Chairman, GFCC | USA
Charles O. (Chad) Holliday, Jr. is the Former Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc. He previously served as Chairman of the board of Bank of America and as Chairman and CEO of DuPont, the company he retired from after 36 years of service.
Chad is Lead Independent Non-Executive director at Venterra Group plc and Lead Independent Director at Deere & Company. 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. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the UK Royal Society of Engineering.
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.
He previously served as Chairman of the following organizations: U.S. Council on Competitiveness, United Nations Sustainable Energy for All, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Catalyst, U.S. Business Council, and the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
Holliday graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. He received honorary doctorates from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York; Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland; and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.