Charles “Chad” Holliday, Jr. is an American businessman and holds an honorary doctorate from Polytechnic University, and is a licensed professional engineer.
He started at DuPont in 1970 where he later was appointed as an engineer. He advanced through manufacturing and supervisory positions around the world until he was named CEO in 1998. 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.
In September 2009, Chad was elected to the board of directors of Bank of America Corporation and in December 2010 was elected chairman.
In May 2015, Chad was appointed as chairman of Royal Dutch Shell.
He has previously served as:
* Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
* Chairman of the Society of Chemical Industry – American Section
* Chairman of The Business Council
He is also a founding member of the International Business Council.