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February 9, 2024

Saginaw Valley State University to host book discussion with Andrew Liveris, former Dow chairman and CEO

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Saginaw Valley State University will host Andrew Liveris, former chairman and chief executive officer of Dow and former executive chairman of DowDuPont, for a discussion of his latest book, “Leading Through Disruption: A Changemaker’s Guide to Twenty-First Century Leadership.”

The discussion will take place in SVSU’s Rhea Miller Recital Hall (in Curtiss Hall) from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Complimentary copies of the book will be available, and a book signing will follow the discussion. Register for this free event here.

Liveris will share essential wisdom from his 40 years of global leadership experience. His model of leadership offers tools to tackle any problem quickly and responsively with an eye toward creating a more equitable and sustainable future.

Jayati Ghosh, dean of the Scott L. Carmona College of Business at SVSU, said, “Our students, who are future business leaders, will gain a lot from Mr. Liveris, an expert with a wealth of experience in a rapidly changing world proliferating with economic challenges and technological advances.”

In a career spanning more than 40 years with Dow, Liveris was the company’s longest-serving CEO, with a tenure of 14 years. Prior to being appointed chairman and CEO, he had assignments in manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and business and general management.

Liveris currently serves as president of the board of the Brisbane Organising Committee for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, chairman of The Hellenic Initiative, and as a director of Lucid Motors, IBM, Saudi Aramco, Worley, Novonix and the Minderoo Foundation. He has served as an adviser to President Biden and former Presidents Trump and Obama, including as co-chair of Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership. He is co-chair of the Build Together Coalition that successfully advocated for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed by President Biden in 2020. He was also appointed as a special adviser to the Australian government’s National COVID-19 Coordination Commission.

This book discussion is presented by Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Dow, Great Lakes Bay Economic Club, Midland Business Alliance, Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce and Saginaw Valley State University.