Andrew N. Liveris is the Executive Chairman of DowDuPont, a $73 billion¹ holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors. As executive chairman, Mr. Liveris will have lead responsibility for chairing the DowDuPont Board and, together with the DowDuPont CEO, is jointly responsible for quickly integrating the companies, capturing anticipated cost and revenue synergies and working to operate as independent divisions as soon as possible.
Mr. Liveris also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company. He is responsible for the Materials Sciences Division of DowDuPont and Chairs the Materials Sciences Advisory Committee. His advisory Committee oversight includes direct responsibility for the annual strategic plans of the Materials Science Division; establishment, execution and achievement of capturing the division’s synergies; choice of leadership of the division; and the establishment, integration and operation of the division.
A recognized global business leader with more than 40 years at Dow, Liveris’ career has spanned roles in manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and business and general management around the world. During more than 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. He was tapped by the current U.S. Administration to help identify new ways to spur innovation, revitalize the U.S. manufacturing sector, and drive economic growth and prosperity. Previously he served as Co-Chair of U.S. President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership steering committee and a member of the U.S. President’s Export Council. 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 Vice Chair of the Business Roundtable, an Executive Committee Member and Past Chairman of the U.S. Business Council, and a member of the Concordia Leadership Council and the Australian government’s Industry Growth Centres Advisory Committee. Liveris serves on the Board of Trustees of The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), California Institute of Technology and the United States Council for International Business. He is also a member of The B Team.
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.
1Based on Dow and DuPont’s Net Sales as reported in each company’s 2016 Form 10-K filing.