Andrew N. Liveris

Andrew N. Liveris
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Andrew N. Liveris is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company, a materials, polymers, chemicals and biological sciences enterprise, with 2016 annual sales of $48 billion.

A recognized global business leader with more than 40 years at Dow, Liveris' career has spanned roles in manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and business and general management around the world. During more than a decade as Dow’s CEO, Liveris has led the Company’s transformation from a cyclical chemicals manufacturing company into a novel enterprise – one powered by science, driven by innovation and delivering solutions to the world.

An international advocate for the criticality of manufacturing to the long-term health of national economies, Liveris is the author of Make It in America, a book which presents a comprehensive set of practical policy solutions and business strategies to achieve the Company's vision of an 'Advanced Manufacturing' economy. He has been tapped to lead President Donald J. Trump’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, which will identify new ways to spur innovation, revitalize the U.S. manufacturing sector, and drive economic growth and prosperity. Previously he served as Co-Chair of U.S. President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership steering committee and a member of the U.S. President’s Export Council. To this end, he has led Dow to collaborate with governments on Advanced Manufacturing Plans for the U.S., Australia, Europe and Kenya, while simultaneously driving the Company’s world-class investment and industry leadership in fast-growing regions around the globe.

In addition to his work at Dow, Liveris’ breadth of experience and expertise is broadly represented across business, government, academic and non-profit sectors. He sits on the Board of Directors of IBM, is Vice Chair of the Business Roundtable, an Executive Committee Member and Past Chairman of the U.S. Business Council, and a member of the Concordia Leadership Council and the Australian government’s Industry Growth Centres Advisory Committee. Liveris serves on the Board of Trustees for the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, California Institute of Technology and the United States Council for International Business. He is also a member of The B Team.

Born in Darwin, Australia, Liveris attended the University of Queensland in Brisbane, graduating with a bachelor's degree (first-class honors) in Chemical Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of The Institute of Chemical Engineers as well as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Liveris resides in Midland, Michigan with his wife Paula. They have three adult children.

LEADERSHIP INSIGHT STORIES

Dow CEO Andrew Liveris Discusses Dow’s 1Q17 Results

April 27, 2017
In this interview with Jim Cramer at CNBC, CEO Andrew Liveris discusses Dow’s 1Q 2017 results, the value drivers behind our performance, the outlook for growth in China, and more.

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Dow CEO Andrew Liveris Discusses Dow’s 1Q17 Results

Dow CEO: Recalibrating Competitiveness

March 31, 2017
In his remarks to the U.S. Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Dow CEO Andrew Liveris provides global insights into how nations around the world are working to reform and recalibrate their economies to embrace a more inclusive capitalism to benefit all people within their societies. From China to Saudi Arabia to the U.S. to Australia, listen to what he has to say about how nations can approach competitiveness and pave the way to long-term prosperity.

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Dow CEO: Creating More Inclusive Capitalism Through Collaboration

March 31, 2017
At the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce’s Advanced Manufacturing Luncheon, Dow CEO Andrew Liveris discusses how it’s not just technology that is moving at the speed of “live”, but the geopolitical world is as well. As more and more world leaders begin to listen to those individuals that globalization has left behind, Liveris outlines how business, government, academia and civil society in Australia can work together to create a more inclusive economy and prosperity for the long term.

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Dow CEO Andrew Liveris: Education is Critical to Manufacturing Growth

March 28, 2017
CEO Andrew Liveris highlights the importance of manufacturing to a nation’s economic health and why preparing the workforce of tomorrow is vital to the future of manufacturing.

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Dow CEO Discusses Recalibrating Globalization

March 21, 2017
On the sidelines of China Development Forum, CNBC connected with CEO Andrew Liveris to hear his perspectives on recalibrating globalization and the future of growth in the U.S. and China.

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Dow CEO Named to U.S. News & World Report’s STEM Leadership Hall of Fame

March 21, 2017
Dow CEO Andrew Liveris has been named to the STEM Leadership Hall of Fame by U.S. News and World Report. This honor recognizes his commitment to igniting students’ excitement for STEM education and for supporting people in finding fulfilling careers in STEM.

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