Dow’s Liveris to Receive Global Business Group’s Top Award

Andrew Liveris
Andrew Liveris

New York, N.Y., October 11, 2011Andrew Liveris, president, chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), is to be honored by the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), a pro-trade group representing America’s top global companies.  Mr. Liveris will receive USCIB’s International Leadership Award at a November 16 gala dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

USCIB said the award recognizes Mr. Liveris’s strong commitment to international growth and to ensuring that the United States benefits broadly from closer trade and investment ties with other countries.

“Andrew Liveris is an outstanding business statesman,” said USCIB Chairman Harold McGraw III, chairman, president and CEO of The McGraw-Hill Companies.  “In his time at Dow’s helm, amid great economic upheaval, he has continued to grow the company by aggressively expanding in overseas markets, while ensuring that Dow’s global success drives innovation and increased competitiveness in its U.S. operations.  Equally important, he has been a leading voice in public policy debates on the vital role of manufacturing, innovation and trade in U.S. economic success.”

Mr. Liveris is the 31st recipient of USCIB’s International Leadership Award, which has been most recently presented to George Buckley of 3M and Muhtar Kent of Coca-Cola.  The annual USCIB award gala draws hundreds of business leaders and dignitaries from government and diplomatic circles.  More information on the event is available at www.uscibgala.com.

An advocate for the critical importance of manufacturing for the long-term health of a nation’s economy, Mr. Liveris was appointed co-chair of President Obama‘s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership in the United States.  He is the author of the book Make It in America, published earlier this year, which presents policy solutions and business strategies to foster an “advanced manufacturing” economy.

“Andrew Liveris’s selection as our 2011 honoree is testament to his, and his company’s, extraordinary leadership in global public policy,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson.  Mr. Robinson noted the presence of Dow executives in key leadership positions in USCIB’s global business network, including in the International Chamber of Commerce and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD.

A USCIB trustee, Mr. Liveris’s 35-year Dow career began in Australia, and has spanned the continents of Asia and North America, with roles in manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and business and general management.  He 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.

Mr. Liveris’s breadth of experience and expertise spans the business, government, academic, and non-profit sectors.  He serves on the board of directors of IBM, is president of the International Council of Chemical Associations, vice chairman of the Business Council, and is a vice chair of the Business Roundtable.  He 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, and also serves on the board of trustees for The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, and Tufts University.

Dow is a $54 billion global specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics company based in Midland, Michigan. More information is available at www.dow.com.

USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and prudent regulation.  Its members include top U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms.  With a unique global network encompassing leading international business and employers groups, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment.  More at www.uscib.org.

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Jonathan Huneke is responsible for USCIB’s strategic communications, including media relations, publications, online content and high-level public events. He also manages the work of USCIB’s Marketing and Advertising Committee.
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