Global Meets Local – Top 50 Executives Regional Executives Heading International Companies
Rank: #29

Robert Nichols

Sector: Diversified
Company: 3M
Designation: Managing Director, Middle East and Africa
Nationality: British
Headquarters: United States
Local Headquarters: U.A.E.
Nichols joined 3M in 1987. In 2019, he drove 3M to customise products for 40 local countries in the Middle East and Africa. Last year 3M also acquired medical devices company, Acelity. In February Nichols was invited to cover diversity and inclusion at the leadership summit in Islamabad. Under his leadership, 3M has announced new business segments, including safety and industrial, transportation and electronics, and healthcare and consumer goods. 3M is committed to considering sustainability when creating all products by 2021.