Council Member, United States
President, Chairman and CEO, Dow Chemical Company
Member Since: 2011
- Media working group
- Sustainable Food Security
- Water Security
- Smart Infrastructure
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Andrew N. Liveris is President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company, a global technology company focused on developing innovative solutions at the intersections of the physical, materials, polymer and biological sciences with 2013 annual sales of more than $57 billion.
A 38 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 nearly 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 serves 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 Chairman of the U.S. Business Council, Vice Chair of the Business Roundtable, and a member of the U.S. President's Export Council. Liveris serves on the Board of Trustees for California Institute of Technology.
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.