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Shell to nominate Mr. Charles O. Holliday jr. as non-executive director
Mr. Holliday has served as CEO and chairman of the board of DuPont since January 1, 1999. He retired as CEO on January 31, 2009 and as chairman of the board of DuPont on December 31, 2009. Mr. Holliday started at DuPont in the summer of 1970 at DuPont's Old Hickory site after receiving a B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee. Under Holliday’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.
Mr. Holliday currently serves as an Executive in Residence at Vanderbilt University Business School and Chairman Emeritus of the Council on Competitiveness. Holliday previously served as Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, The Business Council, Catalyst and the Society of the Chemical Industry – American Section.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of Bank of America and John Deere Corporations. Mr. Holliday holds a honorary doctorate from Polytechnic University of New York, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is licensed professional engineer.
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