Mike Roman is chairman and CEO of 3M, one of the world’s leading science companies. 3M applies and combines its 51 technology platforms to empower consumers, reshape the future of manufacturing, improve healthcare and enhance the performance of automobiles and electronics. Its employees are united by a common purpose: unlocking the value of people, ideas and science to reimagine what’s possible and create what’s next.
Under Mike’s leadership, 3M helped lead the response to COVID-19 and distributed 4 billion respirators globally to protect nurses, doctors and first responders – including 2 billion respirators in the United States. To advance sustainability, the company has committed $1 billion to improve water quality, reduce water and plastic use, and achieve carbon neutrality. 3M is advancing diversity, equity and inclusion with a pledge to double its representation of underrepresented groups, along with new initiatives to strengthen STEM education. For ten straight years, 3M has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
Mike became CEO in July 2018 and chairman in May 2019. He previously served as chief operating officer, led 3M’s largest business group and was chief strategist. Mike has lived and led businesses around the world, including the United States, Europe and Asia. He holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. He serves on the board of Abbott Laboratories, the University of Minnesota Foundation’s Board of Trustees and President Biden’s Export Council. As a former “Big,” Mike is a long-time supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
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