Leadership in Action - Ethiopia 2014

Leadership in Action offers a unique twist on leadership development. Through collaboration between Dow Sustainability Corps (DSC) and Human Resources – this year’s program involves 41 employees who are being deployed to work on eight projects with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profits, and social entrepreneurs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Participants will work virtually for several months and in-country for one week to address pressing community needs. The result is exceptional training for the employees, resolution of long-term issues for the NGOs, and business penetration into new markets for Dow.

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Participant Biographies

Naoko Akiya
Senior Research Scientist

Jesus Atias, Ph.D
Market Development Manager

Richard Ben Soussan
Strategic Marketing Manager

Leann Bruns
Product Manager

Tara Lyn Conley
Technical Sales Manager - Additives

Paulo Costa
LAA Product Success Leader

Brice Couedelo
Operations Leader EMEA & APAC

Benjamin D. Crockett
Global Supply Leader

Johnathan DiMuro
Lead EH&S Regulatory Manager

Chris Doremus
Operations Leader

Ronaldo Barros Gewehr
LAA Order to Cash & Supply Chain Leader

Terrell Goudy
Manufacturing Representative / Electrical SME

Chris Griffith
Operations Leader

Vanessa Ferreira Grossi
Field and Product Marketing Manager

Nancy Gutierrez
Operations Leader Customer Service

Kenneth Hemler
Senior Counsel

Mengying Hu (Leo)
Marketing Manager

Travis Huang
Lead Marketing Manager

Ranko Kunzemann
Compensation Manager

Issam Lazraq
Lead Marketing Manager

Sami Mainich
Lead Account Manager

Suny Markose
Account Manager

Matthew Miller
Senior Research Scientist

Giorgia Minelli
Lead Marketing Manager

Miguel Molano
Assoicate R&D Manager

Monica Montes Alvarez
Lead EH&S Delivery Manager

Cristina Myers
Business Communications Manager

Kumar Nanjundiah
R&D Manager

Felipe Neufeld
Lead Treasury Manager

Ryan Osterman
Lead M&E Manager

Reetal Pai
Research Scientist

Leonardo Paniagua
Research Scientist

Scott Parish
Lead Treasury Manager

Garlef Reimers
Finance Manager

Saurav Sengupta
Lead R&D Manager

Harpreet Singh
Research Scientist

David Stenhouse
Quality Manager

Supalerk Wongsiriwan
Production Manager

Stevenson Tan
Lead I/S I&I Manger

Yoshihiro Tani
Technical Sales Manager

Winson Wong
SC Trans EH&S Manager

Leader Biographies

Neil Hawkins
Corporate Vice President, Sustainability

Rob Vallentine
Global Director, Corporate Citizenship

Johanna Söderström
Vice President, HR Center of Expertise

Michelle Langley
Program Leader, Dow Sustainability Corps/Global Disaster Relief/STEM

John Kolmer
Human Resources Manager, Global Leadership Development

Media Materials

Leadership in Action 2014 Ethiopia Overview (PDF 3.4MB)

IBM and Dow Collaboration Delivers Sustainable Solutions in Ethiopia While Building Employee Leadership Skills

Accelerating Market Entry in Africa (PDF 413.0KB)

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