Fischer retiring as Dow AgroScience CEO

Fischer, who has served as president and CEO of Dow AgroSciences since March 1, 1999, will complete 37 years of service with The Dow Chemical Company. He will become chairman of the Dow AgroSciences members committee, which is the executive board overseeing policy and investment for Dow AgroSciences.

Peribere will report to J. Pedro Reinhard, executive vice president and chief financial officer, for Dow Chemical Company.

“Charlie has led the agricultural business through years of rapid industry change, and we are proud of the accomplishments of Dow AgroSciences,” said Reinhard. “We continue to expect great things from our agricultural business as we work to enhance shareholder value and know that Jerome has the global experience, leadership ability and business acumen to continue to deliver success.”

Peribere’s nearly 27-year career with The Dow Chemical Company has spanned sales, management and strategic roles around the globe. He joined the company in 1977 as a sales representative in France for specialty chemicals before joining the agricultural business as regional marketing manager of Eastern Europe. He moved to Geneva in 1985 to serve as regional manager for the Middle East and Africa, and became Ag European business director in 1988.

In 1989, he was appointed commercial director of Europe for Dow’s agricultural business, and moved to Indianapolis in early 1993 to assume the position of global commercial director. He became corporate strategy leader for the agricultural business and joined the Dow AgroSciences Management Board in 1997. He was named a vice president in 1998.

Peribere received a master’s degree in business economics and finance from the Institute D’Etudes Politiques in Paris, France.

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