The Board of Directors of the American Hellenic Council (AHC) will honor Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, with the 2012 Aristeio Award in Business on March 31st. Mr. Liveris is an American business executive of Greek-Australian descent whose 35-year career with Dow began in Australia in 1976. Currently based in Midland, Michigan, Mr. Liveris has been CEO of the company since 2004.
Each year, the AHC celebrates the achievements of dedicated leaders in the fields of politics, business and the arts who have excelled in their area of expertise and/or have made significant contributions to Hellenic causes.
Mr. Liveris was born in Darwin, Australia, to a Greek immigrant family. He is an advocate for the criticality of manufacturing to the long-term health of a nation’s economy. He serves as Co-Chair of President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership and is the author of Make It in America, a best-selling book released in January 2011, which presents a comprehensive set of practical policy solutions and business strategies that outline the Company’s vision for an Advanced Manufacturing economy.
“We are honoring Mr. Liveris in recognition of his exemplary and dedicated work in successfully leading one of the most prestigious and diversified petrochemical companies in the world and for his commitment to promoting and reviving manufacturing in America,” said Alexander Mizan, Executive Director of the American Hellenic Council. “Andrew Liveris has overseen the transformation of Dow into one of the world’s most successful and innovative chemical companies, despite the global economic crisis. He is an inspiration to Greek business leaders not only in the U.S., but around the world, navigating through challenging circumstances in a complex economic climate.”
Past recipients of the prestigious award include billionaire real-estate investor and philanthropist Hon.George Argyros (2009), Mr. George Marcus, CEO of Marcus and Millichap (2010) and Mr. Van Vlahakis, Founder and CEO of Earthy Friendly Products (2011).
The award ceremony will take place at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, March 31, 2012 and is part of the AHC’s Annual Awards Gala. The other confirmed honoree will be Congresswoman and current Senate Candidate from Nevada, Rep. Shelley Berkley who will be receiving the Pericles Award for her role in politics. For more info visit AmericanHellenic.org