Dennis Kredler was appointed as Director, European Union Affairs and Head of the Brussels Office of The Dow Chemical Company in February 2015. He is accountable for Dow's interactions with the EU institutions and for Dow's high level relationships and public policy advocacy with the EU.
Prior to this appointment, he spent three years as Director General of the European Retail Round Table (ERRT), a group of Chief Executives of Europe’s leading retail companies with operations around the world, and ten years with the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT), a forum of Chairmen and Chief Executives of European multinationals from a wide range of manufacturing and technological sectors, most recently as Executive Director.
He holds Economics degrees from the College of Europe, Bruges (Belgium), the University of Sussex (UK) and the University of Grenoble (France). His mother tongue is German and he speaks fluent English, French and Dutch and some Russian and Romanian.
He survived pneumonia-related sepsis in February 2016 and suffered permanent physical damage. He was able to return fully to work in January 2017.