Join Andrew as he shares his vision for the post-Covid economic recovery and the sustainability challenges for the chemical and process industries.
He will reflect on how a focus on innovation and the shift to advanced manufacturing will create growth and new opportunity in Australia.
Andrew Liveris - Former CEO and Chairman, the Dow Chemical Company
Andrew N Liveris AO is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company and former Executive Chairman of DowDuPont. A recognised global business leader with more than 42 years at Dow and experience in manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and business and general management.
Andrew advocates the criticality of manufacturing worldwide. He is the author of ‘Make It in America’ and was tapped by two US administrations to help identify new ways to spur innovation, revitalise the U.S. manufacturing sector and drive economic growth and prosperity. In that regard, he was chair of the Trump manufacturing council and a member of the Apprenticeship of the Future task force. Previously he served as Co-Chair of U.S. President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership steering committee and a member of his President’s Export Council.
Andrew was the Special Advisor to the Australian National COVID-19 Co-ordination Commission. He is the Co-Chair of the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission, advising on how to accelerate the Territory’s economic rebound and growth. He is an Independent Member of the Australian government’s Industry Growth Centres Advisory Committee providing advice on the Industry Growth Centres initiative.
Andrew is a Director at IBM, Saudi Aramco, Worley (Deputy Chairman), Lucid Motors (Chairman), NOVONIX and the Minderoo Foundation. He is on the advisory board of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Teneo (a global CEO consulting and advisory firm), and NEOM (an initiative driven by Saudi Vision 2030). He is Chairman of the BlackRock Long Term Private Capital Fund and a Special Advisor to the Public Investment Fund (PIF). Andrew serves as a Trustee for the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and is a member of the Concordia Leadership Council.
In 2018, the Andrew N Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership was established at the University of Queensland for students to garner a real-life understanding of global challenges and how to create positive change for society.
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