Inge Thulin is an Executive Advisor at G100. He began his career with 3M Europe in 1979, and assumed key roles in marketing, sales and management until 2003, when he was appointed 3M’s executive vice president for international operations. In 2011, Inge was named executive vice president and chief operating officer. In February 2012, Inge was appointed president and chief executive officer, with the subsequent addition of chairman of the board. Inge served as chairman, president and CEO until July 2018, when he became 3M’s executive chairman of the board.
During Inge’s tenure as CEO, 3M’s market cap increased from $61 billion to $117 billion. Inge also led significant actions to strengthen and focus 3M’s portfolio of businesses, which included realigning from 40 businesses to 22, while making strategic acquisitions and divestitures. A strong believer in teamwork and collaboration, Inge has invested significantly in leadership development programs for 3M’s people. The return on this investment is reflected in 3M’s recognition on Chief Executive Magazine’s 2016 list of the Best Companies for Leaders. 3M was also a winner of the prestigious 2017 Catalyst Award – which recognizes organizations for their commitment to diversity and inclusion – and Inge is an Honorary Catalyst Champion for Change. For the 19th consecutive year, 3M was listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2018.
After his tenure at 3M, Inge became the chairman of the board of The Thulin Group LLC. In 2019, Inge was appointed to the advisory board of Michael Bloomberg’s initiative of the New Economic Forum. Inge serves on the board of directors of Merck, Patricia Industries, World Childhood Foundation and the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in New York. His external global business engagement includes membership on the Business Council and Council on Foreign Relations, and in 2018 he was a founding member of the New Economy Forum. In 2015, Inge served as chairman of the Greater Twin Cities United Way Campaign. From 2015 – 2019, Inge served on the board of directors of Chevron, and from 2007-2012, he served on the board of directors of The Toro Company. He also served as Advisor to both the President Obama Administration and to the President Trump Administration during the period May 2015 to August 2017 on the tasks of Global Trade and U.S. Manufacturing.
A native of Sweden, Inge earned degrees in economics and marketing from the University of Gothenburg. Inge has received the following honors and recognition: National Committee on U.S.-China Relations Honoree (2012), Peter G. Peterson Business Statesmanship Award from the Committee for Economic Development (2015), the Lucia Trade Award from the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (2015), the Hendrickson Medal for Ethical Leadership (2016), the Business Hall of Fame Laureate award from the Junior Achievement of The Upper Midwest, Inc. (2016), the Corporate Social Responsibility award from the Foreign Policy Association (2018), and awarded His Majesty The King of Sweden’s Medal - 12th size gold on the Order of the Seraphim ribbon (2019).
|Alumni||University of Gothenburg|
|Degree||BA, Economics and Marketing|
|Affiliated Organizations||Merck, Patricia Industries, World Childhood Foundation, Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, The Thulin Group LLC|
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