The Dow Chemical Company has appointed Luciano Poli as the Dow president for the India, Middle East and Turkey (IMET) region.
Poli takes on the new position, as he marks a successful career of nearly three decades at Dow, with a commitment to drive the region’s growth strategy, further enhance Dow’s leadership and strengthen key strategic partnerships across the region.
Previously, Poli was the global finance leader for joint ventures and area finance director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to that, he worked across diverse regions and held various treasury and finance positions in Switzerland, South Africa, Spain, China and Saudi Arabia.
Poli’s career at Dow has showcased his expertise in M&A, mega project management and joint ventures. In an earlier role as chief financial officer of Sadara Chemical Company, the largest chemical complex ever built in the world in a single phase, with 26 integrated world-scale manufacturing plants, Luciano was based in Saudi Arabia where he was involved in the successful financing and initial construction phase of this mega project.
Upon taking the new role, Poli said: “I have been involved in Dow’s Middle East operations for the last 20 years or so, and my current role will allow me to help lead the company’s aspirations for the IMET region further. I am excited to take on this role at a time where we have already achieved game-changing partnerships such as Sadara, and are focusing on innovations specifically designed to meet our regional customers’ needs.”
In his new role, Luciano will be based at Dow’s regional headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.