Andrew N. Liveris

Dow CEO Andrew 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 Discusses Dow Earnings on CNBC

July 27, 2017
Dow CEO Andrew Liveris joins Jim Cramer of CNBC to discuss Dow’s earnings, leadership in manufacturing, and more.

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The Role of Business in Addressing Climate Change

July 19, 2017
Watch the replay of the DS Virgin Racing Innovation Summit in which Andrew N. Liveris and other prominent experts discuss climate change and what businesses should do to help.

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Dow CEO Andrew Liveris: A Critical Moment for Progress

June 19, 2017
In his comments to African American Dow leaders in Houston, Dow CEO Andrew Liveris calls for candid discussions and action to tackle the issues of inclusion and equality head-on not just in our own workplaces, but across the company and within our communities.

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Dow CEO on Staying Engaged as a Business Community

June 6, 2017
View the replay of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money and hear from Dow CEO Andrew Liveris on the Paris Agreement, renewable energy, staying engaged as a business community, and more.

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Liveris Provides Insights into Turkey-U.S. Relations and Building Global Competitiveness

June 6, 2017
Hosted by The American Turkish Council and Turkey-U.S. Business Council, Dow CEO Andrew Liveris delivered a key note address during the 36th U.S. Turkey Relations Forum. His remarks focus on how the U.S. and Turkey can each work toward building the best possible business climate to compete for investment and economic growth.

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Liveris Provides Insights into Turkey-U.S. Relations and Building Global Competitiveness

Dow CEO Discusses Reviving Manufacturing in the US and Benefit to Emerging Markets

June 6, 2017
Dow CEO Andrew Liveris discusses reviving manufacturing in the U.S. and how it will benefit emerging markets like Africa in this speech delivered in Johannesburg before the American Chamber of Commerce. He also outlines how South Africa can build a competitive and strong manufacturing base that can serve as a foundation for sustainable, inclusive growth.

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Dow CEO Discusses Reviving Manufacturing in the US and Benefit to Emerging Markets