Charles O. (Chad) Holliday, Jr. is the Former Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell. 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.
Holliday’s career at DuPont began as an engineer in manufacturing and served in multiple roles at seven different locations, including President of DuPont Asia Pacific based in Tokyo, Japan. He was named CEO in 1998 and served in that role for 11 years.
In addition to serving on the Deere & Company board, Holliday serves on the board of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). 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 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.