Andrew N. Liveris is President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company, a $54 billion global specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics company based in Midland, Michigan.
Liveris’ 35-year Dow career began in 1976 in Australia, and has spanned the continents of Asia and North America, with roles in manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and business and general management.
Liveris has been a member of Dow’s Board of Directors since February 2004, and was named CEO in November 2004. He was elected as Chairman of the Board effective April 1, 2006.
An advocate for the criticality of manufacturing to the long-term health of a nation’s economy, Liveris was most recently appointed Co-Chair of President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership in the United States. Liveris is also the author of Make It in America, a book released in January 2011 which presents a comprehensive set of practical policy solutions and business strategies that outlines the Company’s vision for an ‘Advanced Manufacturing’ economy.
Named as the greatest influential person in the global chemical markets (ICIS Chemical Business magazine December 2010) Liveris’ breadth of experience and expertise is broadly represented across business, government, academic, and non-profit sectors. Liveris sits on the board of directors of IBM, and is vice chairman of the Business Council, and a vice chair of the Business Roundtable. He serves as president and chairman of the Board of the International Council of Chemical Associations. Liveris is a member of the U.S. President’s Export Council, the US-India CEO Forum, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the American Australian Association. He serves on the board of trustees for The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, United States Council for International Business, and Tufts University.
Liveris was born in Darwin, Australia and attended the University of Queensland in Brisbane, graduating with a bachelor’s degree (first-class honors) in Chemical Engineering, and was awarded the University Medal for that year. In 2005, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in science by his alma mater and was named Alumnus of the Year. Continuing his great alumnus support to the University, he was appointed Inaugural Chair of The University of Queensland in America Foundation in 2011.
Liveris 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 and they have three adult children.
Last updated: September 27, 2011