October 11, 2011 09:30 ET

Dow's Liveris to Receive Global Business Group's Top Award

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2011) - Andrew Liveris, president, chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, is to be honored by the United States Council for International Business, a pro-trade group representing America's top global companies. Mr. Liveris will receive USCIB's International Leadership Award at a November 16 gala dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

"Andrew Liveris is an outstanding business statesman," said USCIB Chairman Harold McGraw III, chairman, president and CEO of The McGraw-Hill Companies. "In his time at Dow's helm, amid great economic upheaval, he has continued to grow the company by aggressively expanding in overseas markets, while ensuring that Dow's global success drives innovation and increased competitiveness in its U.S. operations. Equally important, he has been a leading voice in public policy debates on the vital role of manufacturing, innovation and trade in U.S. economic success."

Mr. Liveris is the 31st recipient of USCIB's International Leadership Award. The annual USCIB award gala draws hundreds of business leaders and dignitaries from government and diplomatic circles. More at

An advocate for the critical importance of manufacturing for the long-term health of a nation's economy, Mr. Liveris was appointed co-chair of President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership in the United States. He is the author of the book Make It in America, published earlier this year, which presents policy solutions and business strategies to foster an "advanced manufacturing" economy.

A USCIB trustee, Mr. Liveris's 35-year Dow career began in Australia, and has spanned the continents of Asia and North America, with roles in manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and business and general management. He has been a member of Dow's board of directors since February 2004, and was named CEO in November 2004. He was elected as chairman of the board effective April 1, 2006.

Dow is a $54 billion global specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics company based in Midland, Michigan. More at

USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and prudent regulation. Its members include top U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms. With a unique global network encompassing leading international business and employers groups, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at

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