Russel Mills is the Global Director of Energy & Climate Change Policy for Dow Chemical. He is currently based at Dow’s European headquarters close to Zurich in Switzerland. Most of his career has been in market development, technology exploitation and global business management. He has also worked in consolidating acquisitions, setting up new businesses and managing Joint Venture operations. He is a physics graduate of Oxford University.
Mills has been working in the chemical and related industries for over 30 years. Regular job moves have taken him to the USA, UK, and the Netherlands and on several occasions to Belgium and Switzerland. Recent job assignments have included the Global Business Director role for the Cargill Dow bio-polymers joint venture, a secondment to the European chemical industry association, and leading the development of technology cooperation and government PPPs strategies for Dow in Europe.
Mills participated in the High Level Group on Competitiveness, Energy & Environment set up by the EU Commission in 2005. He is currently co-chair of the ICCA Energy Leadership Group, and chair of the BIAC Environment Committee. Mills has represented the company at numerous energy and climate fora and chairs a number of key initiatives in this area on behalf of the global chemical industry.
Russel Mills is a British citizen, is married to a Kenyan, has two children and currently lives close to Zurich in Switzerland.