Dow Names Wildi V.P (Corporate Development) in Kuwait

September 19, 2009 - Kuwait

The Dow Chemical Company announced that Markus Wildi, formerly President of Dow Europe, has been named to the newly created role of Vice President of Corporate Development in Kuwait. Wildi’s appointment recognizes the critical importance of Dow’s investments and relationships in Kuwait and reinforces Dow’s commitment to the country. Wildi will report to Dow Chairman and CEO Andrew N. Liveris and will represent the office of the CEO in Kuwait.

“Markus has demonstrated strong business leadership throughout his career and has done a great job in creating strong partner relationships between business and government,” said Liveris.
“This role is critically important and Markus is the right person to establish a local presence and define a path forward for Dow in Kuwait.” Wildi will relocate to Kuwait and assume Dow oversight of the Company’s existing joint ventures in the country.

“Kuwait is very important for Dow and I look forward to being actively engaged with all of the key stakeholders and exploring ways of working together in the future,” said Wildi.

In his previous role as President of Dow Europe, Wildi was responsible for bolstering Dow's presence and influence across the European region, in addition to overseeing activities in Germany, the Company's second largest market worldwide.

Wildi started his career with Dow in 1987 and has held numerous positions in sales and commercial management around the world.

In May 1990, he was appointed Sales Manager for STYROFOAM in Germany, based in Frankfurt. In January 1993, he became Regional Commercial Manager for Fabricated Products in France, Spain and Italy, and relocated to Paris. In October 1995, he assumed the position of Product Marketing Manager for Solution Polyethylene, Dow Europe, and relocated to Horgen, Switzerland.

Wildi relocated to Singapore in 1998 to assume the position of Sales Director for ASEAN, Australia/New Zealand, India and Pakistan.In January 2000, he was promoted to Commercial Director for the Polyolefins and Elastomers Business Group in the Pacific Area. Prior to being appointed to his current role in February 2006, Wildi was Commercial Vice President, Basic Plastics, Europe, Middle East and Africa, a position he had held since February 2004.