Andrew Liveris, AO

Member of the Council of Advisors, United States Studies Centre

Andrew Liveris, AO

    Andrew N. Liveris AO is a member of the US Studies Centre's Council of Advisors. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company, a materials, polymers, chemicals and biological sciences enterprise, with annual sales of $48 billion (2016) and approximately 56,000 employees worldwide. 

    He has been tapped to lead President Donald J. Trump’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, which will identify new ways to spur innovation, aim to revitalise the US manufacturing sector, and drive economic growth and prosperity. Previously he served as Co-Chair of US President Barack Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership steering committee and a member of the US President’s Export Council.

    A 40-year veteran of Dow and recognised global business leader, 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.

    Born in Darwin, Australia, Liveris now resides in Midland, Michigan with his wife Paula. They have three adult children.