2015 ICIS Top 40 Power Players Ranking Revealed

Dec 14, 2015, 05:30 ET from ICIS

NEW YORK, December 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

ICIS Chemical Business magazine has announced the ICIS Top 40 Power Players, a ranking of the senior executives making the greatest positive impact on their companies and the industry through capital investments, shifts in investment models, mergers and acquisitions, and innovation.

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This year's ICIS Top 40 Power Players is sponsored by executive recruitment and talent management firm Korn Ferry.

"In today's more challenging growth environment, leaders must invest in the right businesses and also continually review and reposition their portfolios for future sustainable gains," said Joseph Chang, global editor of ICIS Chemical Business.

Taking the top spot in 2015 is Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical, followed by Jim Ratcliffe, CEO of INEOS. In the #3 slot is BASF CEO Kurt Bock.

"Dow's Liveris has led the company through the worst of times during the financial crisis of 2008-2009, stabilizing finances and engineering a huge turnaround. Dow is now firmly in growth mode with substantial new cost-advantaged capacity coming on stream between now and 2017. A potential mega merger with DuPont could offer further growth opportunities," said Chang.

The ICIS Top 40 Power Players ranking is based on nominations and votes from the ICIS senior editorial staff globally.

Download the ICIS Top 40 Power Players on ICIS at http://www.icis.com/about/icistop40 (registration required).

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For inquiries, contact:

Joseph Chang Global Editor, ICIS Chemical Business T: +1-212-791-4224 joseph.chang@icis.com John Hill Global Sales Manager - Content Marketing and Advertising ICIS Chemical Business T: +44(0)20-8652-3893 john.hill@icis.com

Alex Martin Global Sector Leader, Chemicals and Materials T: +1-202-955-0906 alex.martin@kornferry.com