Senior Vice President, CHRO
Human Resources and Aviation
Johanna Söderström is the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, Human Resources and Aviation of The Dow Chemical Company. In this role Söderström designs the leadership agenda, facilitates organizational transformation and enables Dow’s growth.
Söderström started her career with Ericsson in Finland where she held positions in Human Resources and Finance. She joined Dow in Helsinki, Finland in 1999 as HR Manager for the Nordic region and progressed through a series of Human Resource positions in Finland, Germany and Switzerland. She briefly left Dow to join Huhtamaki in Finland as head of global Compensation and Benefits, and returned to Dow in 2007 to take on the role of HR Director and serve as Managing Director for Germany. Shortly after she added the role as HR Director for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.
Söderström was appointed Global HR Director and Strategic Business Partner for the Performance Materials Division and relocated to Midland, Michigan in 2011. She was subsequently named Vice President, HR Center of Expertise in 2012, and appointed to her current role in December 2014.
Söderström holds a master’s degree in economics from Hanken School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Swedish School of Business Administration. She is a board member of the Dow Chemical Company Foundation, a member of the Dow STEM Council, and chairs the Company’s Executive Resource Group Council.