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, and served as Co-Chair of U.S. President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership steering committee. Liveris believes that a clear roadmap is vital for countries, regions and the global community to drive the future of advanced manufacturing. To this end, he has led Dow to collaborate with governments on 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 U.S. President's Export 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 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.

Revised: 2/2/2016

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CEO Andrew N. Liveris Discusses How Dow is Helping Foster Entrepreneurship in Africa

September 26, 2016
CEO Andrew N. Liveris joins Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce of the United States; Strive Masiyiwa, Founder and Chairman, Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe; and Jeremy Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO, Andela, Nigeria at the U.S. Africa Business Forum to discuss how commercial ties between Africa and the U.S. can grow, how to foster innovation, and how to promote entrepreneurship in Africa.

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Dow CEO Andrew Liveris on how Argentina is Attracting Growth

Hear from Dow CEO Andrew N. Liveris on how Argentina is attracting business investment and growth in this video from the Argentina Investment Forum on YouTube.

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CEO Andrew N. Liveris Honored by Appeal of Conscience Foundation

September 20, 2016
CEO Andrew N. Liveris was honored by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation for ongoing philanthropy, sustainability, and service to the global community. The Foundation, an interfaith organization founded in 1965, works on behalf of religious freedom and human rights throughout the world.

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CEO Andrew N. Liveris Honored by Appeal of Conscience Foundation

CEO Andrew N. Liveris on a New Era for Global Trade

September 14, 2016
Read why Dow is a strong proponent of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and more from CEO Andrew N. Liveris in his latest LinkedIn Influencer post about the benefits of international trade.

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Dow CEO Andrew N. Liveris on Leadership

August 2, 2016
CEO Andrew N. Liveris shares his thoughts on success and leadership in this video interview with Fortune’s Susie Gharib, along with what qualities he looks for in leaders.

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Dow CEO Andrew N. Liveris Provides Insight into Trade

August 1, 2016
In this video, CEO Andrew N. Liveris shares his perspective on the impact of automation, the internet and technology disruption on global employment. Be sure to watch as he and Susie Gharib discuss the critical role of trade in a country’s competitiveness, economy and ability to create jobs.

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