President Dow North America, The Dow Chemical Company
Louis Vega serves as president of Dow North America and vice president, Government Affairs & Advocacy, Dow North America.
Louis is 20-year Dow executive whose career expertise, strong business acumen and leadership of significant growth projects and business development programs are augmented through his extensive international experience and postings in Horgen, Switzerland; Washington D.C.; Dubai, UAE; Midland, MI, New York, NY and Melbourne, Australia. He was chief of staff of the Office of the Chairman and CEO from 2011 -2017 and was later named vice president of Dow’s Olympic & Sports Solutions business from 2014-2019. He most recently served as president and managing director of Dow Australia and New Zealand from 2016 to 2019.
Louis is a passionate leader who advocates for and works towards full equality for all and strives to show the power of diversity to bottom line results and enterprise strategy success. A member of the Trilateral Commission and many nonprofit Boards of Directors, a philanthropist and proud multi-year member of the OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models list, Louis was also named to Australia’s 50 outstanding LGBTI business executives of 2018 & 2019 and is a Distinguished Alumni Award recipient from New Mexico State University.
Prior to joining Dow, Vega’s career was a progressive series of roles in Washington, DC; from Capitol Hill to the Executive Branch, over the span of 12 years.