Edward Breen

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Executive Chairman and CEO
Ed Breen
 
 
 

Edward D. Breen is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont.

 
 
 

Ed will oversee the strategic direction of the company and execution of DuPont’s priorities for value creation as it unlocks the full potential of its distinctive capabilities, innovative portfolio, application expertise and deep customer relationships. 

Before becoming CEO in 2020, Ed served as the executive chairman of DuPont since the separation in June 2019 and previously served as chief executive officer of DowDuPont since 2017. Prior to the merger of DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company, Ed was chairman and CEO of DuPont since 2015. Over the past five years, he has driven significant performance improvements across DuPont’s businesses, negotiated one of the most transformative mergers in the industry to create DowDuPont, and subsequently launched three industry-leading independent companies.

Prior to DuPont, Ed served as chairman and CEO of Tyco International plc (“Tyco”) from July 2002 until September 2012, during which he transformed Tyco into a market leader, rescuing the company from near bankruptcy and rebuilding the company’s brand and credibility. In that role, he led the company through its successful restructuring, which included a divestment of non-core operations that concluded in the spin-offs of Covidien, TE Connectivity, and ADT Corporation, as well as the merger of Tyco Flow Control with Pentair. Throughout his tenure, he established and met goals within areas of operational excellence and corporate governance.

Before joining Tyco, between 1997 and 2002, Ed served as president and CEO of Motorola and as chairman, president, and CEO of General Instrument Corporation. He is credited with instituting cost management programs that made Motorola a more efficient and effective organization and led the company back to profitability, and he generated significant long-term shareholder value for General Instrument by driving a revenue growth strategy. Between 1994 and 1997, Ed was president of the Broadband Networks Group for General Instrument, president of Eastern Operations for the Communications Division, and served as executive vice president of Terrestrial Systems.

Ed is currently a director of Comcast Corporation and a member of the advisory board of New Mountain Capital LLC, a private equity firm. He also currently serves as a director of Corteva Agriscience, but will not stand for re-election at this year’s annual meeting of shareholders due to his increased public company responsibilities.

He has been awarded many governance awards including being named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics" by Ethisphere.