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 40-year veteran of Dow and recognized global business leader, 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 on U.S. Dynamics

January 26, 2017
Watch the replay of this CNBC “Squawk on the Street” discussion with Jim Cramer, David Faber, and CEO Andrew Liveris which highlights Dow’s 4Q and full year earnings report. The interview also covers the positive potential for the U.S. economy if smart structural policy reforms materialize and more.

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Dow CEO Discusses Vision 2030, Enabling Economic Growth and Creating Jobs

January 23, 2017
At the World Economic Forum, CEO Andrew Liveris discussed Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 and cited Sadara as an example of economic diversification and public and private partnership that will help foster young Saudi talent, create a thriving manufacturing sector, and transform the Kingdom's rich resources into solutions for the world.

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Dow CEO Discusses Vision 2030, Enabling Economic Growth and Creating Jobs

CEO Andrew Liveris on Creating Fairer Trade and Competing Globally

January 19, 2017
Dow CEO Andrew Liveris discusses how every available tool will be considered to create fairer U.S. trade in the future, how China can compete globally, and more.

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Dow CEO on The Future of Big Business

January 19, 2017
During this panel at World Economic Forum in Davos, Dow CEO Andrew Liveris discusses the future of business, why “smart scale” vs. scale for scale’s sake matters, reinventing the role of business in society, and changing the narrative around capitalism.

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Dow CEO: Forging a Global Economy that Benefits All

January 18, 2017
In an editorial for World Economic Forum 2017, Dow CEO Andrew Liveris provides insights into how progress and the global economy is creating economic benefits for some, but also leaving others behind.

Business has an important role and a responsibility to advance a new kind of capitalism that creates opportunities and prosperity for all and value for society as a whole.

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Dow CEO on How the U.S. can Spark U.S. Investment and Jobs

January 17, 2017
In this short video Bloomberg TV speaks with Dow CEO Andrew Liveris at World Economic Forum in Davos about the factors that have been holding the U.S. back from growth and investment, such as uncertainty in public policies, regulatory overburdens, tax reforms that never materialized. Watch to learn more about what is needed to foster U.S. investment, economic growth, and more manufacturing jobs.

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