Chairman and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company
Executive Chairman, DowDuPont
Co-Chair Saudi-U.S. CEO Forum
“Saudi Arabia has an ambitious vision to achieve economic transformation by 2030 and we’re already seeing this vision come to life through economic diversification, focus on health and well-being of the Kingdom’s people, sustainable development, and a long-term drive to provide inclusive, economic prosperity for all. I am proud to serve on the Executive Board of The Saudi-U.S. CEO Forum, as a key player in this exciting transformation.”
Andrew Liveris is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company. He also serves as Executive Chairman of DowDuPont, a nearly $80 billion holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors. As executive chairman, Mr. Liveris has lead responsibility for chairing the DowDuPont Board and, together with the DowDuPont CEO, is jointly responsible for quickly integrating the companies, capturing anticipated cost and revenue synergies and working to operate as independent divisions as soon as possible.
Liveris is responsible for the Materials Sciences Division of DowDuPont and Chairs the Materials Sciences Advisory Committee. His advisory Committee oversight includes direct responsibility for the annual strategic plans of the Materials Science Division; establishment, execution and achievement of capturing the division’s synergies; choice of leadership of the division; and the establishment, integration and operation of the division.
A recognized global business leader with more than 40 years at Dow, Liveris advocates the criticality of manufacturing worldwide. He is the author of Make It in America, which presents a comprehensive set of practical policy solutions and business strategies to achieve the Company's vision of an 'Advanced Manufacturing' economy. He was tapped by the current U.S. Administration to help identify new ways to spur innovation, revitalize the U.S. manufacturing sector and drive economic growth and prosperity. Previously he served as Co-Chair of U.S. President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership steering committee and a member of the U.S. President’s Export Council. Liveris leads Dow’s collaborations with numerous governments on Advanced Manufacturing Plans and is simultaneously driving the Company’s world-class investment and industry leadership in fast-growing regions around the globe.
Liveris sits on the Board of Directors of IBM and is Vice Chair of the Business Roundtable, an Executive Committee Member and past Chairman of the U.S. Business Council, and a member of the Concordia Leadership Council and the Australian government’s Industry Growth Centres Advisory Committee. He serves as a trustee for The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), the California Institute of Technology and the United States Council for International Business. He is on the Executive Board of the Saudi-U.S. CEO Forum, the board of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and is a member of The B Team.
Deputy Chairperson and CEO, Olayan Financing Company
Co-Chair Saudi-U.S. CEO Forum
Lubna S. Olayan is the Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman of Olayan Financing Company (OFC), the holding company through which The Olayan Group’s trading, real estate, investment, consumer and industrial related operations are conducted in the Gulf region.
In 2004, Ms Olayan became the first woman to join the board of a Saudi publicly listed company when she was elected to the board of Alawwal Bank, and she currently serves as the board’s Vice Chairman. She has been a member of the board of Schlumberger since 2011, and in 2016 she joined the board of Ma’aden, a Saudi public company operating in the mining sector, and she served on the board of WPP plc from 2005 - 2012.
Ms Olayan also sits on several international advisory boards, including those of Rolls Royce, Akbank, Allianz SE, McKinsey & Co and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She is currently a trustee of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), as well as the Asia Business Council.
Ms Olayan chairs Alfanar, a UK based charity that is one of the first venture philanthropy organizations in the Arab world. She is also a board member of the Down’s Syndrome Charitable Association in Saudi Arabia.
Ms Olayan was selected by Time as being amongst the 100 most influential people in the world and has been on Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women for many years running; she was also selected by Forbes as an influential business leader. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) from Trinity College, Dublin and the insignia of Member First Class of the Royal Order of the Polar Star by His Majesty the King of Sweden, Carl Gustav XVI.