Mr. Howard Chase was appointed Director of Government Affairs for The Dow Chemical Company in Europe on 1 June 2012.
Mr. Chase joined Dow after a long career with BP, where he was most recently Director of European Government Affairs based in Brussels. He previously held senior government affairs posts for BP in Washington DC and Moscow and worked as a political adviser, commercial manager and plant and project engineer in many locations worldwide. Howard graduated in engineering from the University of Cambridge and has completed management studies programmes in the UK and at Harvard Business School. He is based in Horgen, Switzerland and is a member of the Dow Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) leadership team.
Amongst various external and industry roles, Mr. Chase is Chairman of the Industry Advisory Panel of the Energy Charter, Chairman of the European Risk Forum and was previously a Sherpa to the European Commission High-Level Group on Competitiveness, Energy and the Environment.