Mark Garrett

Presiding Director


Mr. Garrett is Chief Executive of Borealis AG, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. Mr. Garrett has over 30 years of experience in senior management roles in the chemical sector. After assuming his current position at Borealis, he set the company on a strong trajectory that included driving growth as Vice Chairman at Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Ltd. (Borouge ADP), a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, established in a joint venture with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). Mr. Garrett also is a member of the Board of Directors of Nova Chemicals and Chairman of its Remuneration Committee. Nova is one of world’s leading suppliers of plastics and chemicals. Through collaborative efforts, Borealis, Borouge, and Nova have generated substantial value creation for investors. Before assuming his position at Borealis in 2007, Mr. Garrett was Executive Vice President Water and Paper Treatment and a member of the Executive Committee at Ciba Specialty Chemicals where he started his career and moved into positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Garrett is a member of the Board of Directors at Umicore, a global materials technology and recycling group, and a member of the Advisory Board of Webster Vienna Private University. Mr. Garrett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Melbourne in Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Information Systems from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He holds Australian and Swiss dual nationalities.