In his most recent role with The Dow Chemical Company, Jim McIlvenny served as President of Dow Asia Pacific, as Chairman of the Dow Sadara Project Office, and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sadara Chemical Company.
McIlvenny joined Dow in Australia in 1982 and has since held a number of roles in business and geographic leadership. He has travelled extensively and has taken on senior business assignments in Australia, Japan, China, UAE, and in the U.S. In previous roles he has been President and CEO of Filmtec Corp., Union Carbide Corp., and Hampshire Chemical Corp. He has been a member of the Dow Chemical management committee.
McIlvenny has been an active contributor in the development of a sustainable chemical industry in the Asia Pacific region through participation in leading sustainability organisations and development of joint partnerships in sustainable chemistry with governments and NGOs in Asia. He served as a board member of Junior Achievement as well as a corporate advisory board member of China Europe International Business School.