ANDREW N. LIVERIS AO
LONG FORM PROFILE
Andrew N. Liveris AO is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company and the former Executive Chairman of DowDuPont. As the company's longest-serving non-family CEO, and with a combined 42 years of experience at Dow, his career included roles in manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and business and general management before becoming CEO and Chairman.
In April 2022, Andrew was named President of the Board of the Brisbane Organising Committee for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games (OCOG). An integral voice in the global business community, Andrew currently serves as a Chairman of Lucid Motors and Blackrock Long Term Private Capital. He is a Director of IBM, Saudi Aramco, Worley (Deputy Chairman), Novonix and the Minderoo Foundation.
Andrew sits on the Advisory Board of Salesforce, the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Teneo and NEOM (an initiative driven by Saudi Vision 2030). He is a Special Advisor to the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Andrew serves as a trustee for the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the United States Council for International Business. He is also a member of the B-Team Leaders Group, the Concordia Leadership Council and the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Andrew has advised three U.S. presidents and served as co-chair of US President Barack Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee and a member of the U.S. President’s Export Council. He was also an active participant in the Department of Labor’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. Andrew was later invited by the Trump Administration to help identify new ways to spur innovation and revitalize the U.S. manufacturing sector. He is now serving President Biden and is Co-Chair of the Build Together Coalition that successfully advocated for the USD1.2T Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed by President Biden in 2020.
The Hellenic Initiative (THI) was co-founded by Andrew to support economic renewal in Greece through entrepreneurship, business development, and investment and serves as Chairman of the Board.
Andrew was appointed as a Special Advisor to the Australian Government’s National COVID-19 Coordination Commission. He is an Independent Member of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Advisory Committee, a member of the Australian Design Council and a member of the government’s AdBlue Taskforce.
An international advocate for the criticality of manufacturing to the long-term health of national economies, he authored Make it in America, published in 2011. The book presents a comprehensive set of practical policy solutions and business strategies for the United States to achieve an economic resurgence and revitalize its manufacturing sector.
He is the inaugural Chairman of the University of Queensland In American Foundation. In 2018, Andrew and his wife Paula gave a historic $13.5 million to the University of Queensland to establish the Andrew N. Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership, with a vision to nurture the next generation of emerging leaders to deliver innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
Andrew 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 earned a Bachelor’s degree with first-class honours in chemical engineering from the University of Queensland and was awarded the University Medal for that year.
In 2005 he was awarded an honorary doctorate in science by his alma mater as well as being named Alumnus of the Year. He has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Commercial Science from the University of Central Michigan, an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Northwood University and an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Michigan State University in 2015.
In recognition of his services to international business, Andrew was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2014.