Liveris will be leaving the organization w.e.f July 1, 2018 and Jeff Fettig will become the next Executive Chairman of the company.
Michigan/USA – Dowdupont has recently announced that Andrew N Liveris will be transitioning out of the role as Executive Chairman, and then retiring as the Materials Science Division of the company progresses on its succession process. Liveris has informed the Board that he will no longer serve as Executive Chairman of Dowdupont effective April 1, 2018, and Jeff Fettig, current co-Lead Independent Director for Dowdupont, will serve as a non-employee Executive Chairman of the Board of Dowdupont. Liveris will continue as a director of Dowdupont through his previously announced retirement from the company effective July 1, 2018.
In addition to his successful leadership of Dow, Liveris, 63, has been an international advocate for the criticality of manufacturing to the long-term health of national economies. He was tapped by the current US Trump Administration to help identify new ways to spur innovation, revitalize the US manufacturing sector, and drive economic growth and prosperity. He currently serves on Secretary Acosta’s Workforce of the Future Committee and previously he served as Co-Chair of US President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership steering committee and a member of the US President’s Export Council.
To this end, he has led Dow to collaborate with governments on Advanced Manufacturing Plans for the US, Australia, Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, while simultaneously driving the Company’s world-class investment and industry leadership in fast-growing regions around the globe.