Mike Roman is the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of 3M, a $33 billion science-based company. He leads over 90,000 employees who collaborate to solve problems and improve lives in nearly all countries. The company applies its technology platforms to create differentiated solutions for customers that it brings to market through four business groups: Safety & Industrial, Transportation & Electronics, Health Care, and Consumer.
Under Roman’s leadership, 3M is advancing four priorities to drive growth and performance: Portfolio, Transformation, Innovation, and People & Culture. These priorities are a key element of the 3M Value Model, which enables the company to deliver for all of its stakeholders. One-third of 3M’s sales come from products introduced in the last five years, and the company has increased its dividend for each of the last 61 years. 3M has been included on Ethisphere’s list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies or six straight years, and was also recently recognized by Fast Company as one of the Best Employers for Innovators. In 2017, 3M won the prestigious Catalyst Award for its commitment to diversity and inclusion; Roman is also a Catalyst Champion for Change, joining other CEO’s who have pledged to accelerate inclusion.
Roman became chairman of the board in May 2019 and chief executive officer in July 2018. In prior roles, he served as chief operating officer, led 3M’s largest business group and was the company’s chief strategist. Throughout his 30-year career at 3M, he has lived and led businesses around the world, including the United States, Europe and Asia. Roman joined 3M in 1988 as a senior design engineer.
Roman holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the University of Minnesota Foundation Board of Trustees. Roman and his family enjoy a variety of physical fitness and outdoor activities. As a former “Big” himself, Roman is also a long-time supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, which pairs children with adult mentors.