32 Facts About Andrew Liveris


Andrew N Liveris was born on 5 May 1954 and is an Australian former CEO and chairman of The Dow Chemical Company of Midland, Michigan.


Andrew Liveris became CEO in 2004 after holding the position of chief operating officer.


Andrew Liveris is chairman of the board of Lucid Motors.


Andrew Liveris is the grandson of Greek immigrants from the island of Kastellorizo and identifies strongly with his Greek heritage.


Andrew Liveris attended Darwin High School until 1974 when Darwin was hit by Cyclone Tracy.


Andrew Liveris then moved to Brisbane where he continued his education at Brisbane State High School.


Andrew Liveris earned a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland.

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Andrew Liveris began his career at Dow in 1976 in Melbourne, Australia.


Andrew Liveris spent much of his career in Asia before moving to North America, with roles in manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and business and general management.


Andrew Liveris spent 14 years in Hong Kong and served as Dow's general manager in Thailand before becoming head of Dow's entire Asia-Pacific operations.


Andrew Liveris joined Dow's board of directors in February 2004, becoming CEO in November 2004.


Andrew Liveris, appointed CEO in 2004 after the board of directors unanimously selected him in part based upon his plan to transform Dow, began to implement the new strategy.


Andrew Liveris' strongest move to implement the strategy came with the purchase of Rohm and Haas in the summer of 2008 for $16.2 billion.


In May, Dow said that Andrew Liveris would retire from the DowDuPont company mid-2018, serving as executive chairman until between April and July 2018.


Andrew Liveris stepped down from his executive positions at DowDuPont on 1 April 2018, remaining a director.


Andrew Liveris remained chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company.


Andrew Liveris said he would join the board of Saudi Aramco.


Andrew Liveris toured Dow facilities in 12 countries in June 2018 and was at the opening of the Andrew N Liveris Visitors and Heritage Center in Midland.


In December 2016, Andrew Liveris was named by Donald Trump to lead his American Manufacturing Council.


Andrew Liveris said Trump created a climate that is conducive to business effectiveness for his company.


On 27 January 2017, Trump publicly announced the names of the 28 members to make up the council, with Andrew Liveris heading the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative.


In 2022, Andrew Liveris was chosen to lead the organizing committee for the 2032 Olympics and Paralympic Games in Brisbane.


Andrew Liveris is the author of Make it in America: The Case for Re-Inventing the Economy.


Andrew Liveris argues that a healthy manufacturing sector is essential to creating jobs.


Andrew Liveris serves on the board of directors of the battery company Novonix, and he is on the board of IBM, Saudi Aramco, Worley, Lucid Motors and He is on the advisory board of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Teneo, and NEOM.

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Andrew Liveris is Chairman of the BlackRock Long Term Capital and a special advisor to the Public Investment Fund and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.


Andrew Liveris is a former president of the International Council of Chemical Associations.


Andrew Liveris served as vice-chairman of The Business Council for 2011 and 2012, and as chairman for 2013 and 2014.


Andrew Liveris is a member of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the American Australian Association.


Andrew Liveris is on the board of trustees for the United States Council for International Business and is a trustee of the California Institute of Technology.


Andrew Liveris is a member of the Business Advisory Board for the University of Technology Sydney Business School.


Andrew Liveris collaborated with Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, George David, chairman of the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, and George Stamas, partner at Kirkland and Ellis LLP, to found The Hellenic Initiative, a non-profit, non-governmental organization with the goal of encouraging entrepreneurship and job-creation investments in Greece.