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 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 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 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.

Revised: 2/2/2016

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LEADERSHIP INSIGHT STORIES

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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Liveris Among Six Dow Leaders Recognized for Work on Behalf of Workplace Equality

October 25, 2016
CEO Andrew Liveris is among six Dow leaders who have been named to the 2016 OUTstanding Leading LGBT+ & Ally Executives and LGBT+ Future Leaders Lists, recognizing their thought leadership and actions to promote workplace equality.

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Dow CEO on Redefining the Role of Business in Society

October 25, 2016
CEO Andrew Liveris and Bloomberg News’ Editor-in-Chief, John Micklethwait, discuss how business and CEOs have evolved over the past decade and why businesses must take greater action to change the narrative around capitalism and its role in society.

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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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