|David E. Kepler
Chief Sustainability Officer, Chief Information Officer, Business Services and Executive Vice President
D. E. (Dave) Kepler is executive vice president, business services, chief sustainability officer (CSO), and chief information officer (CIO) for The Dow Chemical Company. He has oversight responsibilities for Dow's Canadian region. In his Business Services leadership capacity, Kepler has global responsibility for Information Systems; Business Process Services; Purchasing; Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) and the Dow Services Business.
Kepler began his Dow career in 1975 in Pittsburg, California, after receiving a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He has had numerous career assignments in Information Technology and Business, with geographic assignments in the U.S., Canada and the Pacific.
As CSO, Kepler is responsible for guiding the sustainable business development of the company and is charged with leading the company's commitment to Set the Standard for Sustainability, including achieving the company's aggressive 2015 Sustainability Goals. He chairs Dow's Sustainability Committee and the Sustainability External Advisory Council (SEAC), an organization formed to provide an outside-in perspective on sustainability to Dow.
As CIO, a role he has held for over 10 years, Kepler has been in the forefront of information technology deployment in the industry. He is a recognized leader in areas such as cyber security, risk management, value delivery, and provides advice and guidance across industry to government.
He is a member of the board of directors of the Teradata Corporation. Kepler is appointed to the U.S. National Infrastructure Advisory Council that advises the President on the protection of critical infrastructure and homeland security issues. He is also on the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Kepler serves as a trustee of the University of California, Berkeley Foundation. He is also a board member of Dorinco Reinsurance Company and Liana Limited, both Dow affiliated companies.
Kepler lives in Midland, Michigan, the headquarters of Dow, where he and his wife chair the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Midland County.