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Dow names Markus Wildi Vice President of Corporate Development in Kuwait
Source: BI-ME , Author: BI-ME staff
Posted: Sat September 19, 2009 10:32 pm

KUWAIT. The Dow Chemical Company announced today 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(TM) 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.

Dow has several current and proposed Middle East joint ventures in the UAE, Egypt, Kuwait and Libya as well as in Saudi Arabia, where Saudi Aramco and Dow
are in the formation process of a joint venture to build, own and operate a world-scale chemicals and plastics production complex in the Eastern Province.

From the opening of its first commercial office in Cairo in the early 1970's to its facility in Jebel Ali in Dubai and its 10-year partnership in Kuwait
with EQUATE, Dow has managed to establish a solid presence in the Middle East petrochemicals industry.

For more information about Dow in the Middle East, please visit




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