Jim Fitterling, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dow

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Fettig is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Whirlpool Corporation. He served as Chairman from 2004 to December 2018, and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to October 2017. Prior to this, he was President and Chief Operating Officer from 1999, Executive Vice President and President Europe and Asia from 1994 and also held various other executive roles including Vice President, Group Marketing and Sales, North American Appliance Group; Vice President, Marketing, Philips Whirlpool Appliance Group of Whirlpool Europe B.V., Vice President, Marketing, KitchenAid Appliance Group, and Director, Product Development.

Fettig brings global business and leadership experience as the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Whirlpool Corporation. He has extensive experience and knowledge of international business operations, manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution which is particularly important given the global presence and nature of the operations of the company. Fettig also has extensive experience and knowledge of consumer dynamics, branded consumer products, and end-user markets and servicing relevant to the business operations and focus of the company.

Fettig serves on the Board of Directors of Sherwin-Williams since April 2019, Kohler Co., the Indiana University Foundation, and is a PGA REACH Trustee. Fettig served on the DowDuPont Inc. Board of Directors from September 2017 to April 2019, the DowDuPont Materials Advisory Committee from September 2017 to April 2019, and The Dow Chemical Company Board of Directors from 2003 to August 2017.

Jeff M. Fettig, Lead Director, Dow
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Whirlpool Corporation

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Fettig is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Whirlpool Corporation. He served as Chairman from 2004 to December 2018, and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to October 2017. Prior to this, he was President and Chief Operating Officer from 1999, Executive Vice President and President Europe and Asia from 1994 and also held various other executive roles including Vice President, Group Marketing and Sales, North American Appliance Group; Vice President, Marketing, Philips Whirlpool Appliance Group of Whirlpool Europe B.V., Vice President, Marketing, KitchenAid Appliance Group, and Director, Product Development.

Fettig brings global business and leadership experience as the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Whirlpool Corporation. He has extensive experience and knowledge of international business operations, manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution which is particularly important given the global presence and nature of the operations of the company. Fettig also has extensive experience and knowledge of consumer dynamics, branded consumer products, and end-user markets and servicing relevant to the business operations and focus of the company.

Fettig serves on the Board of Directors of Sherwin-Williams (since April 2019), Kohler Co., the Indiana University Foundation, and is a PGA REACH Trustee. Fettig served on the DowDuPont Inc. Board of Directors from September 2017 to April 2019, the DowDuPont Materials Advisory Committee from September 2017 to April 2019, and The Dow Chemical Company Board of Directors from 2003 to August 2017.

Samuel R. Allen, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Deere & Company

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Allen is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deere & Company, a world-leading provider of products and services for agriculture, construction, road-building, forestry, and turf care. Allen served as Board Chairman at Deere from February 2010 to May 2020, Director from June 2009 to May 2020, and Chief Executive Officer from August 2009 to November 2019.

Previously, Allen served as President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division and was responsible for the global operations of John Deere Power Systems. Allen also has experience in Deere’s Worldwide Agricultural Division, leading operations in Latin America, China & East Asia, and Australia. In the past, he was responsible for Deere's intelligent mobile equipment technologies, Deere's advanced technology and engineering, and has been a leader in the areas of human resources, industrial relations, and John Deere Credit's global operation. Allen served as a senior officer of the company from 2001 to 2019 and has been with John Deere since 1975.

Allen brings global business and leadership expertise as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deere & Company. He has extensive experience and knowledge of international business operations, manufacturing, marketing and sales which is particularly important given the global presence and nature of the operations of the company. Allen has public company board expertise resulting in corporate governance and compensation experience, as well as board leadership experience.

Allen serves on the Whirlpool Corporation Board of Directors (since 2010). He also serves as chairman emeritus of the Council on Competitiveness.

Ajay Banga, Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard Incorporated

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Banga is the Chief Executive Officer of Mastercard Incorporated and a member of its board of directors. He will become executive chairman of the board of directors on January 1, 2021. Prior to Mastercard, Ajay served as chief executive officer of Citigroup Asia Pacific. During his career at Citigroup, he held a variety of senior management roles in the United States, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He also oversaw the company’s efforts in microfinance.

Banga began his career at Nestlé, India, where for 13 years he worked on assignments spanning sales, marketing and general management. He also spent two years with PepsiCo, where he was instrumental in launching its fast food franchises in India as the economy liberalized.

Ajay is a co-founder of The Cyber Readiness Institute, chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce and a trustee of the United States Council for International Business. Ajay is a founding trustee of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum and is Chairman Emeritus of the American India Foundation. He served as a member of President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. He is a past member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

He was awarded the Padma Shri Award by the President of India in 2016, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2019 and the Business Council for International Understanding’s Global Leadership Award. He is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal in 2012.

Banga has extensive global payments experience as well as a deep focus on innovation and information security. Banga provides valuable perspective on engaging and partnering with regulators, due to his experience as Mastercard Chief Executive Officer and as a member of multiple business advocacy organizations and government sponsored committees. He adds strong consumer insight from his brand marketing experience at several global food and beverage companies.

Banga serves on the Mastercard Incorporated Board of Directors (since 2010). He is a member of the board of overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College. Banga served on the DowDuPont Inc. Board of Directors from January 2019 to April 2019, the DowDuPont Materials Advisory Committee from September 2017 to April 2019, and The Dow Chemical Company Board of Directors from 2013 to August 2017.

Gaurdie Banister Jr., Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Aera Energy LLC

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Banister is the former president and CEO of Aera Energy LLC, an oil and gas exploration and production company jointly owned by Shell Oil Company and ExxonMobil; he served from 2007 to 2015. Prior to Aera Energy, he served in executive level positions at Shell Oil as technical vice president, Upstream Asia Pacific from 2005 until 2007, and Upstream Americas from 2003 until 2005, overseeing drilling and development activities. From 2001 to 2003 he served as vice president of Business Development and Technology. He was president USA and executive vice president of Shell Services EP Gas and Power from 1998 to 2001. Banister joined Shell Oil in 1980 as an offshore facilities engineer.

Banister serves on the board of Russell Reynolds Associates, the board of trustees of American University in Washington D.C., the foundation board of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and on the board of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation in Bethesda, Maryland.

Banister is also the founder and CEO of Different Points of View, a private firm that provides advisory services in the areas of leadership and safety. He mentors and serves as an advisor to start-ups in the energy and technology space.

Banister brings significant global business and leadership expertise as former CEO of one of California’s largest oil and gas producers and public company board experience. He has a strong background in engineering and the oil industry, and provides valuable perspective in strategic planning, risk management and operational excellence which is relevant to Dow’s business operations.

Banister serves on the Tyson Foods Board of Directors (since 2011). He served on the Board of Directors of the Bristow Group from 2017 to 2019 and Marathon Oil from 2015 to 2018.

Jacqueline K. Barton, John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

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Barton is the John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1989. Barton served as chair of the Division from 2009 to 2019, and held the Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professorship from 1997 to 2016. Prior to joining Caltech, Barton was Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Hunter College, City University of New York; Assistant, then Associate, and then Professor of Chemistry and Biological Sciences at Columbia University.

Barton is the recipient of the 2010 National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists, for her discovery of new chemistry of the DNA helix, and the 2015 Priestley Medal, which is the highest honor bestowed by the American Chemical Society. She has been named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow (1991), and member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1991), American Philosophical Society (2000), National Academy of Sciences (2002), National Academy of Medicine (2012), and Royal Society of Chemistry (2014). She has received numerous awards including the NSF Waterman Award (1985), the Gibbs Medal (2006), a gold medal from the American Institute of Chemists (2015) and the Centenary Prize (2018). Barton received the 2010 National Medal of Science from President Obama. In 2006, Barton was named an Outstanding Director by the Outstanding Director Exchange (ODX), and in 2013, she received the Director of the Year Award from the Forum for Corporate Directors.

Barton possesses strong leadership, research and teaching experience, as well as extensive knowledge in the chemicals industry to support the Company’s research and innovation focus. Demonstrated by her nationally recognized leadership in the medical and chemical fields as well as active involvement with major science and technology organizations, Barton has developed broad science expertise which has equipped her to advise the Board. Furthermore, Barton has received numerous awards and honors for her research as noted above and has been a notable contributor to the chemical community.

Barton also serves on the Gilead Sciences, Inc. Board of Directors (since February 2018). Barton served on the DowDuPont Inc. Board of Directors from July 2018 to April 2019, the DowDuPont Materials Advisory Committee from September 2017 to April 2019, and The Dow Chemical Company Board of Directors from 1993 to August 2017.

James A. Bell, Former Executive Vice President, Corporate President and Chief Financial Officer, The Boeing Company

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Bell is the former Executive Vice President, Corporate President and Chief Financial Officer of The Boeing Company, an aerospace company and manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft. While Chief Financial Officer of Boeing, he oversaw two key Boeing businesses: Boeing Capital Corporation, the company’s customer-financing subsidiary, and Boeing Shared Services, an 8,000 person, multi-billion dollar business unit that provides common internal services across Boeing’s global enterprise. Bell joined Rockwell International, a predecessor of The Boeing Company, in 1972, and subsequently held various executive positions including Executive Vice President, Corporate President and Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2012, and Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller from 2000 to 2003. Other previous positions include Vice President of Contracts and Pricing for Boeing Space and Communications, 1996 to 2000; Director of Business Management of the Space Station Electric Power System at Boeing Rocketdyne Unit, 1992 to 1996.

Bell possesses global business and leadership experience in industrials and in a highly regulated industry as former Chief Financial Officer of The Boeing Company. Bell also has a strong expertise in finance, accounting, risk management and controls. Additionally, Bell’s experience on other public company boards provides him with strong knowledge in corporate governance. He is experienced in strategic planning, technology, regulatory issues and has developed significant expertise in manufacturing.

Bell is a member of the Apple, Inc. Board of Directors (since October 2015) and CDW Corporation Board of Directors (since March 2015). Bell served on the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Board of Directors from November 2011 to May 2020, and the DowDuPont Inc. Board of Directors from September 2017 to April 2019, the DowDuPont Materials Advisory Committee from September 2017 to April 2019, and The Dow Chemical Company Board of Directors from 2005 to August 2017.

Wesley G. Bush, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation

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Bush is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation, a global aerospace and defense technology company. Bush served as Northrop Grumman’s Chairman from 2011 to July 2019, Director from 2009 to July 2019, Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to 2018, President from 2006 to 2017, and prior to 2010, as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to the acquisition of TRW by Northrop Grumman in 2002, Bush had served as President and Chief Executive Officer for TRW’s UK-based global Aeronautical Systems. He joined TRW in 1987 and prior to joining TRW, he held engineering positions with both the Aerospace Corporation and Comsat Labs. Bush serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations including Conservation International, the Inova Health System, the MIT Corporation, and the Darden School Foundation.  He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Bush brings significant leadership experience, including as a public company Chief Executive Officer, with a strong background in the industrials sector and in engineering. Bush is also a proven operator as a former Chief Operating Officer and is also experienced in finance and accounting, environmental and safety issues, governance, governmental and stakeholder relations, human resources, information technology, strategic planning and transportation.

Bush serves on the Cisco Systems, Inc. Board of Directors (since May 2019) and the General Motors Board of Directors (since February 2019). Bush served on the DowDuPont Materials Advisory Committee from August 2018 to April 2019.

Richard K. Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Make-A-Wish America

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Davis is the President and Chief Executive Office of Make-A-Wish America. Davis is the former Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Bancorp, parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. He served as Executive Chairman from December 2007 to April 2018, Chief Executive Officer from December 2006 to April 2017, President from October 2004 to January 2016, and Chief Operating Officer from October 2004 to December 2006. Davis was an Executive Vice President at Bank of America and Security Pacific Bank prior to joining Star Banc Corporation, which was one of U.S. Bancorp’s legacy companies.

During his career, he has served as Chairman of the Financial Services Roundtable, Chairman of the Consumer Bankers Association, Chairman of The Clearing House, and representative for the Ninth District of the Federal Reserve, where he was President of its Financial Advisory Committee. Additionally, he currently serves as a director of the Mayo Clinic. He was also one of three executive co-chairs of the 2018 Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee.

Davis brings global business and leadership experience as a former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a public company, particularly in industries subject to extensive regulation. He has extensive experience and knowledge of international business operations, financial services and capital allocation which is particularly important given the global presence and financial aspects of the Company. Davis has additional public company board experience across the financial services and medical industries resulting in additional corporate governance and compensation experience, financial expertise and board leadership experience.

Davis also serves on the Mastercard Incorporated Board of Directors (since June 2018). Davis served Xcel Energy Board of Directors from March 2006 to May 2020, the DowDuPont Inc. Board of Directors from July 2018 to April 2019, the DowDuPont Materials Advisory Committee from September 2017 to April 2019, and The Dow Chemical Company Board of Directors from 2015 to August 2017.

Jacqueline C. Hinman, Former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, CH2M HILL

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Hinman is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of CH2M HILL, an engineering and consulting firm focused on delivering infrastructure, energy, environmental and industrial solutions for clients and communities around the world. Hinman was appointed Chairman in September 2014, and President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2014, and served until September 2014 when the firm was acquired by Jacobs Engineering. Prior to these positions, Hinman served as President of CH2M’s International Division from 2011 until 2014, and she served on CH2M’s board of directors from 2008 through 2017.

Hinman is also a director of Catalyst, a leading nonprofit organization accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion. She has also served on the Executive Committee of the Business Roundtable, chairing its Infrastructure Committee, and a member of the Denver National Western Authority board for 2018.

Having served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of CH2M HILL Companies, Hinman brings senior management and leadership capabilities, including deep experience with global manufacturing companies. Hinman’s experience in a global engineering consulting business provides her with a unique knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues globally. Hinman also brings international operations, strategic planning, finance, accounting, supply chain, technology, marketing and inclusion expertise to the Board.

Hinman is a member of the International Paper, Inc. Board of Directors (since October 2017) and the AECOM Board of Directors (since December 2019). Hinman served on the DowDuPont Materials Advisory Committee from July 2018 to April 2019.

Jill S. Wyant, Executive Vice President and President of Global Regions, Ecolab Inc.

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Wyant is the Executive Vice President and President of Global Regions of Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, a role she has held since December 2017. Previously, Wyant was Executive Vice President and President of Ecolab’s Global Food & Beverage, Global Healthcare and Global Life Sciences businesses. Other leadership roles held at Ecolab include Executive Vice President and President of the Global Food & Beverage sector, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Food & Beverage in North America and Latin America, and leading Food & Beverage in Asia Pacific. Before joining Ecolab in 2009, Wyant held multiple leadership positions at General Electric.

Wyant is a senior strategy and operating executive with over 25 years of experience leading Fortune 500 businesses in the industrial and healthcare sectors. Wyant’s career reflects a track record of driving innovative strategies to capture new growth and profit, spearheading breakthrough innovation, driving manufacturing excellence and operational efficiency, and leading transformational M&A. She also brings deep industry knowledge, broad perspective on international business and global expansion, experience driving enterprise-wide digital transformations and sustainability expertise.

Wyant serves on the board of overseers of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and has served on the board of directors of the Greater Twin Cities United Way. She is a member of the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable and The Committee of 200. She is also a member of World 50, a private community for CEOs and C-level executives.

Daniel W. Yohannes, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

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Yohannes is the former U.S. Ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), appointed in 2014, an international forum promoting economic growth, prosperity, sustainable development and energy security through better policies. From 2009 to 2014, Yohannes served as Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Challenge Corporation, the independent U.S. Government foreign aid agency for poverty. Prior to his U.S. Government service, Yohannes was President of M&R Investments, a firm specializing in financial services and the renewable energy sector, and a leader in the financial services industry, working in various roles including Vice Chairman and member of the management committee of U.S. Bank, President and Chief Executive Officer of Colorado National Bank, and Executive Vice President of Security Pacific Bank (now Bank of America).

Yohannes serves as a Director of Project C.U.R.E. and the National Jewish Hospital. He has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 2013. Previously, Yohannes served on the Denver Art Museum Board of Directors, the Smithsonian National Board, and the Board of Directors of Media One (now Comcast).

Yohannes has a successful record of operation execution and corporate transformation as a Chief Executive Officer and an entrepreneur. He provides the Board valuable strategic insight into international trade and economic development from prior affiliations. Additionally, Yohannes is passionate about protecting the environment and provides experience in effectively addressing environmental issues.

Yohannes serves on the Xcel Energy Board of Directors (since March 2017). Yohannes served on the DowDuPont Materials Advisory Committee from July 2018 to April 2019.