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James D. McIlvenny

Senior Vice President
The Dow Chemical Co.

Jim McIlvenny is a senior vice president of The Dow Chemical Company and chairman of the Dow Sadara Project Office. McIlvenny is responsible for leading Dow’s key, large-scale investments designed to meet the growth opportunities of tomorrow, and to enhance the long-term profitability of Dow.

McIlvenny joined Dow in Australia in 1982, and has since held a number of positions in Chemical and Performance Products in the areas of technical service, sales, marketing, and business leadership. He has travelled extensively and has taken on business assignments in Australia, Japan, China, and Michigan and Massachusetts in the U.S.  In 1998, McIlvenny was named President and CEO of Hampshire Chemical Corporation, Dow’s wholly-owned subsidiary.  McIlvenny was Business Vice President of Speciality Polymers before moving to China.

McIlvenny has been an active contributor in the development of a sustainable chemical industry in Asia Pacific through participation in leading sustainability organizations and development of joint partnerships in sustainable chemistry with governments and NGOs in Asia. He served as a board member of Junior Achievement, the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about entrepreneurship, as well as a corporate advisory board member of China Europe International Business School.

In September 2009, he was named Senior Vice President for Performance Products, and had overall responsibility for a division that accounted for US$13 billion in sales. The businesses within this global division covered an extensive range of products for household, transportation, coating and personal care markets.  McIlvenny was named Group Senior Vice President of Mega Projects in August 2010 and accepted his current role in September 2011.

McIlvenny graduated from the University of Sydney with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. He is married with 3 children who are currently attending universities.

James D. McIlvenny will be speaking at:

SESSION 1: THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION OF THE SAUDI ARABIAN DOWNSTREAM MARKET IN A VOLATILE OIL PRICE ENVIRONMENT

2016/03/09 09:30 - 10:30

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