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 2015 annual sales of nearly $49 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 by U.S. President-Elect Donald J. Trump to lead the American Manufacturing Council, 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.


Dow CEO Speaks on Leading Transformation in Turbulent Times

December 22, 2016
Watch this video from Nikkei Global Management Forum, in which Dow CEO Andrew Liveris explains how the pace of global change is rapidly accelerating and creating uncertainty, but at the same time, also presenting opportunities to reinvent the way business is done.

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Liveris Named to ICIS Chemical News 2016 Top 40 Players

December 19, 2016

CEO Andrew Liveris has been named to the Top 40 Power Players list for 2016, and is ranked among the top three for the seventh consecutive year. ICIS Top 40 Power Players is a global ranking of the leading senior executives making the greatest positive impact on their companies and the chemical industry.

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Dow CEO on Increasing U.S. Competitiveness

December 7, 2016
Watch what Dow CEO Andrew Liveris discuss how the U.S. can increase its competitiveness through public policy, such as tax reform and smarter regulations.

Dow CEO Writes: Do Well or Do Good? We can do Both

December 1, 2016
Don’t miss this editorial in TIME, by CEO Andrew Liveris, and learn more about what business can do to help solve the problem of income disparity and advance human progress.

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Dow CEO: Fostering Investment and Economic Growth

November 23, 2016
CEO Andrew Liveris spoke with the American Chamber of Commerce Turkey about Turkey’s importance as a strong center of commerce and how the country can attract investment and economic growth.

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CNBC: Andrew Liveris, Dow Chairman & CEO, Discusses 3Q16 Results

October 27, 2016
Dow CEO Andrew Liveris joins Jim Cramer and David Faber of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” to provide insights into growth opportunities in China, Dow’s 3Q16 performance, and more.

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