Inge G. Thulin
Retired Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, 3M Company
Director since January 2015
Chevron Committees: Audit – audit committee financial expert
Current Public Company Directorships: Merck & Co., Inc.
Mr. Thulin served as Executive Chairman of 3M Company, a diversified global manufacturer, technology innovator, and marketer of a variety of products and services, from July 2018 until his retirement in June 2019. He served as 3M's Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer from 2012 until July 2018. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of 3M from 2011 until 2012, with responsibility for all of 3M’s business segments and international operations. From 2004 until 2011, Mr. Thulin was Executive Vice President of International Operations. He joined 3M Sweden in 1979, working in sales and marketing, and has held numerous leadership positions in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and across multiple businesses.
Other Directorships and Memberships: The Business Council; Business Roundtable; Council on Foreign Relations; World Economic Forum
Skills and Qualifications
Business Leadership / Operations: Six years of service as CEO of 3M Company. More than three decades of experience in senior management and executive positions at 3M Company, including responsibility for international operations.
Environmental Affairs: As Chairman, CEO, and President of 3M Company, oversaw all aspects of 3M’s environmental and sustainability policies and strategies, which included initiatives to address challenges like energy availability and security, raw material scarcity, human health, and environmental safety, education, and development.
Finance: CEO of Fortune 500 company. More than three decades of financial responsibility and experience at 3M Company.
Global Business / International Affairs: Former Chairman, CEO, and President of Fortune 100 company with extensive international operations. At 3M Company, served as Executive Vice President for International Operations and as Managing Director of 3M Russia. Member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. Served on the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Director of a company with international operations, and former director of a company with international operations.
Science / Technology / Engineering: Has served in a variety of senior management and executive positions at 3M Company, requiring expertise in engineering and technology. 3M is a diversified technology company. Director at Merck & Co. Inc., a biopharmaceutical company.
Updated: June 2019