Russel Mills leads the engagement with its global constituency of leading national business organizations, their respective member companies, and with the OECD and member governments on global governance. He oversees Business at OECD’s strategic dialogue with the OECD Secretary General and senior government officials.
Mr. Mills brings four decades of experience in market development, technology exploitation, and global business management. He has also set up small businesses and worked for charities. His background will be essential to strengthen Business at OECD’s collaboration with OECD and member governments to ensure businesses can operate trade and invest in open and fair markets thus contributing to the wealth creation that enables societies to flourish.
Mr. Mills’ global, on-the-ground experience spans across the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland where he held global responsibilities across a wide variety of sectors, including in the chemical industry and related manufacturing sectors. Mr. Mills previously chaired the Environment and Energy Committee of Business at OECD for over 5 years, representing the organization in several Ministerial meetings. He is a UK national, and speaks English and conversational French and German. He is a physics graduate of Oxford University.