Jim Fitterling

Chief Executive Officer, Dow

Fitterling is chief executive officer of Dow, a global materials science company with 2018 sales of $49 billion. During his 35-year career at Dow, Fitterling has held leadership positions in many of the Company’s business units, in corporate development and in business operations. He spent a third of his career in Asia. In addition, he served as the business lead in Dow’s successful launch of its next-generation sustainability goals. At his direction, in January 2019, Dow became a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. Fitterling is a passionate advocate for inclusion and diversity and leads Dow’s drive to diversify its global talent. He serves as Executive Sponsor of Dow’s Global African Affinity Network and is widely recognized for his work supporting LGBT non-discrimination and LGBT+ workplace equality.

He joined the Out Leadership Global Advisory Board in 2019. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers, and is on the Board of Directors for the American Chemistry Council and the U.S.-China Business Council. In addition, he is a Trustee of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, and a member of the American Heart Association’s CEO Roundtable and the Dean’s Engineering Advisory Council for the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering.