MIDLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive officer of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), was presented today with the 2017 Global Leadership Award from the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC).
The award was presented to Liveris and Adi Godrej, chairman of the Godrej Group, by John Chambers, USIBC chairman and executive chairman of Cisco, during USIBC’s 42nd Annual Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. – a prestigious event gathering senior business executives and high-ranking political officials, including Vice President Mike Pence. The award recognizes honorees for creating inclusive business environments, integrating India in the global supply chain and advancing core values such as manufacturing, innovation and scale in tough market conditions.
“On behalf of Dow employees around the world who work every day to strengthen the U.S.-India partnership to create mutually-beneficial, sustainable value, I am honored to accept this award,” said Liveris. “Advanced manufacturing technologies from Dow and other partners have a pivotal role to play as Prime Minister Modi continues to transform the dynamic Indian economy, including economic diversification, sustainable growth and innovation.”
This event aligned with Prime Minister Modi’s first meeting with President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. to discuss bilateral partnership and common goals of promoting cooperation on trade and economic partnership. Liveris’ recognition reflects his leadership on core U.S.-India political goals, including mutual interest in promoting more value-add domestic manufacturing.
Through President Trump's Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, Liveris is working to help identify new ways to spur innovation, revitalize the U.S. manufacturing sector, and drive economic growth and prosperity. To this end, he has led Dow to collaborate with governments on Advanced Manufacturing Plans, including co-chairing the manufacturing committee of the USIBC, which promotes specific areas to progress Prime Minister Modi’s Make it in India initiatives.
Past USIBC Global Leadership Award honorees include: Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon; Dilip Shanghvi, founder and managing director of Sun Pharmaceuticals; Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo; and Shobhana Bhartia, chairperson and editorial director of the Hindustan Times Group.
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