Chemical Industry Leadership Challenges

Leadership Development Webcast
Originally delivered Jun 4, 2010

The chemical industry is faced with many challenges including geographic shifts in the location of manufacturing, rising volatile energy costs, a larger role of state-owned entities, security threats, and increasingly stringent health, safety, and environmentally concerns. Addressing these challenges will require innovative leadership to balance the competing needs of key stakeholders within the constraints of an increasingly competitive global marketplace. AIChE members can play an important role in developing solutions to these evolving issues to help secure a sustainable future serving a growing world population with key products for a better life.


Brian Ferguson

Mr. Ferguson serves as Chairman of the American Chemistry Council Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Business Roundtable and as a Trustee of the United States Council for International Business. He became Executive Chairman of the Board of Eastman Chemical Company on May 7, 2009. Mr. Ferguson was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eastman Chemical Company January 1, 2002 - May 7, 2009. Joining Eastman in 1977, he was named Vice President, Industry and Federal Affairs in 1994, became Managing Director, Greater China in 1997, was named President, Eastman Chemical Asia...

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