Andrew Liveris

The Dow Chemical Company

Chairman and CEO

During nearly a decade as head of the largest chemical company in the USA, Andrew Liveris has led the company’s transformation from a cyclical chemicals manufacturing company into a novel enterprise – one driven by innovation and delivering solutions at the intersections of the physical, materials, polymer and biological sciences. A 38 year veteran of Dow and recognized global business leader, Mr. Liveris’ career has spanned roles in manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and business and general management around the world.

An international advocate for manufacturing, Mr. Liveris is the author of Make It in America, and serves as Co-Chair of U.S. President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership steering committee. He has helped governments on Advanced Manufacturing Plans for the U.S., Australia, Europe and Kenya.
Mr. Liveris’ breadth of expertise is broadly represented across business, government, academic and non-profit sectors. He sits on the Board of Directors of IBM and the Special Olympics. He is chairman of the U.S. Business Council, and a member of other organizations.


Born in Darwin, Australia, Mr. 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. He is an officer of the Order of Australia for his services to international business.