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Denise Rutherford

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Denise Rutherford is Senior Vice President of 3M’s Corporate Affairs organization. This new organization brings a strategic, proactive approach to advancing and protecting the 3M brand and reputation. 

Throughout her 30-year career at 3M, Denise has held various leadership roles in the  company’s research and development, Lean Six Sigma and business group organizations.  Over her tenure, Denise has been committed to building sustainably-competitive businesses  enabled by 3M’s core values and technologies.

Denise joined 3M in 1989 as a senior research chemist at 3M’s headquarters. From 2004- 2017, Denise held several international leadership roles, including president of 3M Japan,  vice president of 3M Greater China Area and president of 3M China, vice president of 3M  Latin America and managing director of 3M Belgium. 

Prior to her international assignments, Denise served as vice president for 3M’s aerospace  business, in addition to holding several technical leadership and Lean Six Sigma roles. Before  being named 3M’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Denise served as 3M’s  Industrial Business Group’s R&D and commercialization leader.

Denise is an advocate for strengthening STEM education within local communities. She is  also an active supporter of 3M’s Women Leadership Forum, working to foster an  environment of inclusion and advancement for women leaders at every level of the  company.

Denise serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)  and of STARBASE Minnesota, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring  youth in STEM. She attended Murray State University, earning a bachelor’s in chemistry and  mathematics, as well as a master’s in chemistry. In 1989, Denise received her Ph.D. in  chemistry from Colorado State University. 


Please note that agenda timings are based on Singapore timezone (GMT+8).

11 March 2021
Start Time End Time Session Description
08:50 am 09:50 am Government & Policy Transformation: Fireside Chat (Virtual)

Mr. Chan Chun Sing

Minister for Trade and Industry and Minister-in-charge of the Public Service

Republic of Singapore

Moderated by:

Denise Rutherford

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs


The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore
1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre
Singapore 228208