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Andrew's Signature

ANDREW N. LIVERIS AO

CURRICULUM VITAE

SUMMARY

Born in 1954 in Darwin, Australia, Andrew is the son of Greek Immigrants. He is married to wife Paula, and has three adult children, Nicholas, Alexandra, and Anthony. A recognized global business leader with more than 42 years at Dow, Andrew believes in the criticality of manufacturing and advocates for a just worldwide energy transition. In 2014, Andrew was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia. In 2018, Dr Liveris 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.

 

EDUCATION

  • 1975 - Bachelor's degree from the University of Queensland in Chemical Engineering with first-class honours. Awarded the University Medal

  • 1995 - Appointed Fellow of The Institute of Chemical Engineers

  • 2005 - Alumnus of the Year University of Queensland

  • 2005 - Honorary Doctorate in Science from the University of Queensland

  • 2005 - Appointed Fellow of The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

  • 2006 - Honorary Doctorate in Commercial Chemistry from the University of Central Michigan

  • 2015 - Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Michigan State University

  • 2015 - Honorary Doctor of Laws from Northwood University

EMPLOYMENT

  • 1976 - Joined Dow Chemical in Australia. Served Dow extensively in Asia, including General Manager for the company's operations in Thailand, and President of all Asia-Pacific operations

  • 2004 - February - Named a member of Dow's Board of Directors

  • 2004 - November - Appointed CEO

  • 2006 - April - Elected Chairman of the Board

  • 2017 - September - Named Executive Chairman role of newly formed DowDuPont

  • 2018 - July - Retired from Dow and DowDuPont in orderly succession

PUBLICATION

Make it in America - Published 2011 - A book that promotes comprehensive business strategies for nations to create jobs, foster innovation, and accelerate long-term economic growth through advanced manufacturing.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

  • President - Board of the Brisbane Organising Committee for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games (OCOG)

  • Chairman - Lucid Motors, EV

  • Chairman - Blackrock Long Term Private Capital

  • Deputy Chairman - Worley

  • Director - IBM

  • Director - Saudi Aramco

  • Director - Novonix

Philanthropic

  • Patron - Andrew N Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership at the University of Queensland

  • Chairman - The Hellenic Initiative (THI)

  • Chairman - The University of Queensland in America Foundation

  • Director - The Minderoo Foundation

ADVISORY ROLES

  • Senior Advisor - Salesforce

  • Senior Advisor - Teneo

  • Senior Advisor - Saudi Arabian Governments Sovereign Wealth Public Investment Fund (PIF) 

  • Senior Advisor - NEOM, a Giga project in Saudi Arabia

  • Senior Advisor - Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

  • Special Advisor - Churchill Capital III Operating Partners

  • Trustee - King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

  • Independent Member - Industry Growth Centres Advisory Committee

  • Member - Australian Design Council 

  • Member - B-Team Leaders 

  • Member - Concordia Leadership Council 

  • Member - Peterson Institute for International Economics

Past engagements

  • Member and Chairman - U.S. Business Council

  • Co-Chairman - Northern Territory’s Economic Reconstruction Commission

  • Co-Chairman - Saudi-U.S. CEO Forum

  • Co-Chairman - Co-chair of US President Barack Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee

  • Vice-Chairman - Business Roundtable

  • Special Advisor - National COVID-19 Coordination Commission

  • Member - Sustainability Advisory Board of Tsinghua University

  • Member - U.S. President’s Export Council

  • Member - U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF)

  • Member - The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

  • Member - Latin American Conservation Council

 

HONOURS AND RECOGNITION

  • 2007 - Premier of Queensland’s Expatriate Achievement Award, Queensland Expatriate Awards, New York

  • 2010 - #1 "Power Player" in the global chemical markets by ICIS Chemical Business Magazine

  • 2011 - Distinguished Performance Award for Excellence in Public Policy from the Committee for Economic  Development

  • 2011 - International Leadership Award from the United States Council for International Business

  • 2011 - George E. Davis Medal by the Institution of Chemical Engineers for distinguished contributions to the chemical industry

  • 2011 - Yale Legends in Leadership Award

  • 2011 - CEO of the Year by Platts Global Energy Awards

  • 2012 - BOSS True Leader by the Australian Financial Review

  • 2012 - Leadership Award for Excellence by Archbishop Iakovos

  • 2012 - Aristeio Award in Business by the American Hellenic Council

  • 2012 - National Safety Council’s “CEOs Who Get It”

  • 2012 - Inspired Leadership Award by The Performance Theatre

  • 2013 - #1 "Power Player" in the global chemical markets by ICIS Chemical Business Magazine 

  • 2013 - International Palladium Medal of the Société de Chimie Industrielle

  • 2013 - Chemical Industry Medal by the Society of Chemical Industry

  • 2013 - Eisenhower Award by Business Executives for National Security

  • 2013 - Vanguard Award from the Chemical Education Foundation

  • 2014 - Officer of the Order of Australia for services to international business

  • 2014 - IndustryWeek Manufacturing Hall of Fame

  • 2015 - Financial Times' Top 30 Executive Allies

  • 2015 - Daniel J. Epstein Management Award by the Viterbi School of Engineering

  • 2015 - Excellence in Advancing Process Safety by American Institute of Chemical Engineers

  • 2015 - #1 "Power Player" in the global chemical markets by ICIS Chemical Business Magazine

  • 2016 - Corporate Leadership Award from the American Chemistry Society

  • 2016 - Lifetime Achievement Leadership Award by the American Chemical Society