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Louis Vega

President and Managing Director Aust & NZ

Dow Chemical

Louis Vega joined the Male Champions of Change in 2017

Louis Vega, is President & Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand and Vice President, Olympic & Sports Solutions, at The Dow Chemical Company (Dow).
As President & MD, Vega is accountable for all operations across Australia and New Zealand; leading Dow’s 400 employees, four manufacturing sites and seven business centers. He is charged with the Region’s growth strategy, revenue and profitability, ‘go to market’ strategy, business development, investment decisions and multiple third party collaborations and serves on the various Dow entities across the Region. . Vega’s career expertise and success are augmented through his extensive international experience and postings in Horgen, Switzerland; Washington D.C.; Dubai, UAE; Midland, MI and New York, NY

In his role as Vice President of Olympic & Sports Solutions, Vega is responsible for extracting the full business and brand value of Dow’s partnerships with the Olympic Movement, NASCAR, the PGA and all of Dow’s sports franchises to drive revenue growth for the Company. Vega has established a business structure uniquely positioned to harness the combined power of the Dow brand, the Olympic Movement and Dow’s sports partnerships to drive revenue opportunities for Dow and value for Dow stakeholders. In this role, Vega serves as the primary focal point to the International Olympic Committee, sports federations and Host Committees for upcoming Olympic Games.

Vega is also a passionate advocate for and works towards full equality for all and strives to show the power of diversity by bringing his ‘whole’ self to work; while helping others to be able to do the same. Having many global business roles, he experiences first-hand the issues still confronting many which drives him to continue as an outspoken advocate by service to boards and organizations that match his focus. Vega serves on the 30% Steering Committee, championing gender diversity, and is an officer and member of the Board of Directors for both GLAAD and the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute, where he helps to drive LGBT+ equality across the globe.
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. He currently resides in Melbourne, Australia, and brings his personal journey and passion to boardrooms, conferences, organizations and sports leagues around the world.