Dr Richard Smith CDir

Chief Operating Officer and Director at 2M Group

Dr Richard Smith

Richard has spent 40 years in the chemical industry (25 at board level). His roles have seen him based in UK, The Netherlands and India with global responsibilities. He is the COO and a main board director of 2M Holdings Ltd, a portfolio of chemical manufacturing and distribution companies based in the UK, Europe, USA and China.

Richard brings his experience of running multinational chemical companies with an emphasis on global trade, culture development and integration. This has shaped his ability to analyse complex situations, simplify and then agree with stakeholders on how to realise opportunities or address issues in a timely manner. One of his key values is “get things done”.

Corporate governance is very important to him and he actively assists the boards and organisations he works with to really focus on the “how and why” we do things this way.

Richard has a PhD in organic chemistry from Liverpool University, UK and an MBA from Warwick Business School, UK. He is a Fellow and Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors, UK; a Fellow and Chartered Chemist of the Royal Society of Chemistry and an Associate Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

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