Jim Seward

Senior Vice President, Research & Development, Technology & Sustainability

Jim Seward is senior vice president, Research & Development, Technology & Sustainability for LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies. Seward’s career spans more than 30 years with the company, holding a variety of positions including leading the Technology and International O&P business.

Seward is the chairman of the Executive Committee of the World Plastics Council, an organization representing the global plastics industry focused on international issues such as resource management, sustainability and marine litter.

Seward holds a Master of Science degree in chemistry from Bristol University and a Master of Business Administration from Cranfield University, both located in the United Kingdom.