Andrew Liveris' Birthday Celebration Attracts Rich & Famous
- Written by E.Tsiliopoulos
Andrew Liveris celebrated his 60th birthday on Kastellorizo in the presence of more than 100 guests, among them some of richest and more powerful people in the world and Greek PM Antonis Samaras.
The easternmost point of Greece, was inundated by dozens of luxurious yachts and private jets bearing the honored guests, while security measures were extremely tight.
Among the rich and famous gracing the party were the CEOs of Coca Cola and IBM, the richest entrepreneurs of Mexico and Argentina, multi-millionaires from the USA, as well as many noted Europeans.
The party took place in Mr. Liveris' villa that had been suitably modified for the occasion. The Greek PM, toured the island with his wife Georgia, Mr Liveris, and the new mayor of Rhodes Fotis Hatzidiakos.
In the evening he strolled along the waterfront and spoke to locals, visitors, as well as guests of the noted diaspora Greek.
Mr Samaras was angered that the remote island still has two very specific chronic problems that have not been resolved, specifically the lack of a permanent doctor, and the water depository tank that has been out of use for twenty years, as it's not waterproof. The PM upon learning of the issues immediately called aides to come up with solutions.
Who is Andrew Liveris?
Andrew Liveris (born May 5, 1954) is President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company, a global specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics company based in Michigan with 2012 annual sales of approximately $57 billion. Liveris has been a member of Dow's Board of Directors since February 2004, CEO since November 2004 and was elected as Chairman of the Board effective April 1, 2006. Liveris succeeded William Stavropoulos as CEO in 2004, after holding the position of Chief Operating Officer.
He serves as the Chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council. He serves as Vice Chair of The Business Roundtable. He serves as a Director of US-China Business Council, Inc.; American Chemistry Council, Inc., and of CDW Corporation. He has been a Director of The Dow Chemical Company since February 2004. He has been a Director of International Business Machines Corporation since February 2010. He serves as a Director of Business Leaders for Michigan. He serves as a Trustee of Tufts University.
Mr. Liveris is the author of Make it in America and an award-winning advocate of the importance of Advanced Manufacturing to the global economy. A chemical engineering graduate, he continues to support his alma mater as the inaugural chair of the University of Queensland in America Foundation.
Last year he was awarded at a ceremony at the Acropolis museum as a noted Greek personality and Greek post circulated a series of stamps of persons thus honored, one of which bears his image.