Chief Commercial Officer, President of Dow Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Executive Vice President
Heinz Haller is Chief Commercial Officer, President of Dow Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Executive Vice President of The Dow Chemical Company.
As Chief Commercial Officer, Haller leads corporate Marketing & Sales and is responsible for the development and implementation of Marketing & Sales strategies in all markets. He is also accountable for Government Markets and the Olympics business. As President of Dow EMEA, he is responsible for Dow's operations and geographic strategies in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Haller is furthermore member of Dow's Innovation and New Business Development Committee, which focuses on new business growth priorities and has oversight of Dow's large new business development programs such as Dow Kokam, Dow Aksa, Solar and ESD.
Haller joined Dow in 1980 as a sales representative in Horgen, Switzerland and developed his career in several marketing and commercial roles across many Dow businesses including Emulsion Polymers, Specialty Chemicals and Chlorinated Solvents.
In 1994, Haller left Dow and joined the chemical distribution company, Plüss-Staufer AG, as Managing Director, a position he held for five years before being appointed Chief Executive Officer of Red Bull Sauber AG and Sauber Petronas Engineering AG. In 2002, he moved to Allianz Capital Partners GmbH as one of the company's Managing Directors and remained there for four years until he rejoined Dow.
Haller returned to Dow in 2006 and assumed an executive leadership role in a variety of areas including one in Performance Products. He was named to his current role in August 2012.
He is Chairman of the Dow Kokam Board as well as a member of the board for BioAmber, Inc., the Michigan Molecular Institute, and the U.S. India Business Council.
Haller holds a master's degree in business administration from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland and earned a certification in the advanced executive program from UCLA, Los Angeles, California. Heinz and his wife, Marlis, live in Zurich, Switzerland, and have two adult daughters.