On Thursday the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) announced the addition of a new Board member Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company and Executive Chairman of DowDuPont.
Liveris has demonstrated great commitment to the U.S.-India partnership and has earned appreciation and recognition from the community. In June 2017, he received the 2017 Global Leadership Award for championing U.S.-India relations.
Commenting on the announcement USISPF said, “The USISPF Board continues to attract high-caliber members who serve as both prominent business leaders and global influencers with an ability to impact international relations and corporate affairs worldwide.”
At Dow, Liveris’ career has spanned roles in manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and business and general management around the world.
“Dow is extremely focused on providing advanced manufacturing technologies to India, as Prime Minister Modi continues to transform India’s dynamic economy and open this enormous market to great trade opportunities through economic diversification, sustainable growth and innovation. I am proud to join USISPF’s board and contribute to the conversations around commercial trade and partnership between the U.S. and India,” Liveris said.
An international advocate for the criticality of manufacturing to the long-term health of national economies, Liveris is the author of Make It in America, a book which presents a comprehensive set of practical policy solutions and business strategies to achieve Dow’s vision of an ‘Advanced Manufacturing’ economy.
Dr Mukesh Aghi, President of USISPF said praising the addition of Mr Liveris to the USISPF Board, “We have no doubt that The Forum will leverage Andrew’s insights on manufacturing and as a global leader to help India achieve success in programs like Make in India.”