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 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.

Watch Video to Learn More

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.

Learn More

Dow CEO: Is Globalization in Retreat?

March 15, 2017
Dow CEO Andrew Liveris provides his insights on globalization and the role of business, government, and society in helping to make it fairer for everyone, instead of leaving some people behind.

Learn More

Dow CEO Discusses What’s Next for Industry at CERAWeek

March 10, 2017
Dow CEO Andrew Liveris and IHS Chairman Daniel Yergin close out CERAWeek in Houston with a conversation on a wide range of topics, including the future of industry, globalization, and the world economy. They also discuss how globalization has left some people behind and a new playbook is needed for capitalism to become more inclusive and raise the living standard for all.

Watch Video to Learn More

Dow CEO Andrew Liveris on Creating U.S. Job Growth

March 9, 2017
Catch the replay of CNBC’s Power Lunch in which Dow CEO Andrew Liveris discusses actions that will help strengthen job growth in the U.S., and how burdensome regulation adversely impacts manufacturers.

Watch Video to Learn More

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.

Watch Video to Learn More