|Gregory M. Freiwald
Chief Human Resources Officer, Aviation, Corporate Affairs, and Executive Vice President
Gregory M. Freiwald is The Chief Human Resources Officer of The Dow Chemical Company, he also has responsibilities for Aviation and Corporate Affairs. He is a member of The Executive Leadership team and is the Secretary to the Compensation and Leadership Committee of the Board. Freiwald is also a Director of the Dow Foundation. He joined Dow in 1979 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as a Salary Administrator. He had several assignments in HR in Argentina and in Coral Gables, Florida. He later transferred to Midland as HR Manager for the Chemicals & Performance Business of the US Region.
Freiwald was the HR director for Executive, Finance and Law and Corporate during 1993-1994. Being responsible for all human resources matters related to planning, coordination and execution in those departments. In 1994, he was named Latin America HR and Quality Performance Director, leading the HR function activities in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1996, Freiwald was named Latin America HR leader and PBB/Polisur HR integration leader, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 1997, he was named the global HR Resource Center director, leading the HR function technologies and overall geographies, based in Midland, MI. Freiwald was then named the senior HR director for the Global HR Resource Center and HR director for the Geographic Council from 2001-2004 located in Milan, Italy. In this role he led the operations of the HR Function and provided strategic HR direction and counseling to the geographic team in coordination with the Geographic Counsel President.
He returned to Midland in March 2004 and was named Human Resources Vice president of Operations, responsible for leading the HR Strategic Consultants and the Human Resources technologies. In 2006 was appointed Vice president of Corporate Affairs and Executive Compensation and in 2008 named to lead the function globally and an Executive Vice President of the company.
Gregory, a native of Argentina, holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Universidad Del Centro de La Provincia de Buenos Aires.