President, North America, Dow Chemical
Vice President, Government Affairs & Advocacy, North America
Louis A. Vega serves as president of Dow North America and vice president, Government Affairs & Advocacy, North America.
Over his 20+ year career at Dow, Louis has gained wide-ranging expertise, honed his strong business acumen, and led significant growth projects and business development programs. All of this has been augmented through his extensive international experience, which includes roles in Horgen, Switzerland; Washington D.C.; Dubai, UAE; Midland, Michigan; New York, New York; and Melbourne, Australia.
Previously, he served chief of staff of the Office of the Chairman and CEO from 2011 to 2017. Later, he was named vice president of Dow’s Olympic & Sports Solutions business, where he served from 2014-2019. He most recently headed up Dow’s presence in Australia and New Zealand as president and managing director for the two countries from 2016 to 2019. Louis, a passionate leader who advocates for inclusion and works towards full equality for all, strives to demonstrate how diversity can ensure enterprise success and deliver bottom line results. A member of the Trilateral Commission and many nonprofit boards, Louis is 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 and 2019. In 2015, his alma mater, New Mexico State University, honored him with a Distinguished Alumni Award.
Prior to joining Dow, Vega had a series of roles in Washington, D.C. – from Capitol Hill to the Executive Branch – over the span of 12 years