Vice Chairman, Industrials
Duane Dickson is a Vice Chairman and principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Energy Resources & Industrials group. He served as a World Economic Forum’s Project Advisor and the Chemical Community Lead, Chemistry & Advanced Materials. He is often quoted at industry media outlets.
Full Bio. Duane Dickson is a Vice Chairman and principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Energy Resources & Industrials Industry group, as well as the US Oil, Gas & Chemicals Sector Leader and the Global Oil, Gas & Chemicals Consulting leader. Additionally, he is the former Global Chemicals & Specialty Materials Sector Leader for Deloitte Global. Duane served as a World Economic Forum’s (Forum) Project Advisor and the Forum’s Chemical Community Lead, Chemistry and Advanced Materials. He focuses on providing services in corporate and growth strategies; acquisitions, divestitures, and carve-outs; and management, working primarily with chemicals, materials, industrial products, consumer packaged goods, medical devices, and safety equipment industries.
Duane has more than 38 years of business and consulting experience in senior leadership positions in major industrial and healthcare products companies. Duane also has extensive experience serving as a senior executive focusing on operations and transactions. He has led major transformational programs in four major chemical companies, all yielding in excess of US$200 million in profitability and more than US$1 billion of shareholder value. As a former VP/General Manager of a US$1 billion division of an industrial chemical company, he led the complete restructuring of the division, drove significant profitability improvement, and co-developed synergy capture plan and asset divestiture plans in support of a large merger. Also, as a former VP of Corporate Ventures (M&A), Duane developed significant experience in transaction support, negotiation, JV (Joint Venture) management, divestitures, and corporate development. He has also led Corporate Strategy and Global Marketing for a global manufacturer of medical products.
Duane is well-known and respected in the Oil, Gas & Chemicals sector and has been invited to present his insights on Advanced Material Systems, Future of Chemicals, and corporate strategies at major global chemicals events including those sponsored by the Forum and Société de Chimie Industrielle. He has been published in the Wall Street Journal for a leading-edge point-of-view on chemical industry cyclicality, receiving coverage on the front page.