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Edward Breen

Edward Breen
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Edward Breen

Edward D. Breen is the Chief Executive Officer of DowDuPont.

Prior to his role at DowDuPont, Breen was the chair of the board and CEO of DuPont, a role which he assumed on Nov. 9, 2015. He joined the DuPont Board of directors in February 2015, was named interim chair of the board and CEO on Oct. 16, 2015, and assumed those roles permanently Nov. 9, 2015.

Breen served as chairman and CEO of Tyco International plc ("Tyco") from July 2002 until September 2012. Over the course of his tenure, he transformed Tyco into a strong market leader, reviving the company from near bankruptcy and rebuilding the company's brand and credibility. He oversaw a successful restructuring, including divesting non-core operations resulting in the spin-offs of Covidien, TE Connectivity, ADT Corporation and the merger of Tyco Flow Control with Pentair. He also established and met goals within areas of operational excellence and corporate governance.

Prior to joining Tyco, Breen held several senior management positions at Motorola from 2000 to 2002, including as president and chief operating officer. Breen is credited with instituting cost management programs that made Motorola a more efficient and effective organization and led the company back to profitability. From December 1997 to January 2000, he served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of General Instrument Corporation where he created significant long-term shareholder value by driving a revenue growth strategy. Between 1994 and 1997, Breen 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.

Breen currently serves as a director of Comcast Corporation. He also serves as a member of the advisory board of New Mountain Capital LLC, a private equity firm.

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

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