Jon Penrice
VP Polyurethanes
Dow Chemical

In his current role, Jon leads the Polyurethane businesses for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, a portfolio that comprises both end-market solutions and basic materials.

Prior to this position, Jon was the global business director for Dow’s Formulated Systems business which provides differentiated solutions to a wide range of industrial markets including construction and infrastructure as well as consumer applications such as footwear, appliances and home interiors.

In 2008 Jon became the global marketing director and interim general manager for Dow Electrical & Telecommunications, leading business development, marketing and branding programs around the world.

Jon joined Dow in 2007 from the position of global executive vice president in the fibers and apparel business of DuPont, which became Koch Industries’ Invista. He has also held a variety of other leadership roles for DuPont in Europe, USA and China, working in consumer focused businesses such as Lycra® and Teflon®.

Having graduated from the University of Cambridge, UK, with a degree in Natural Sciences, Jon began his marketing career at Unilever in their consumer marketing discipline, and today has more than 20 years of experience successfully building and leading B2B and B2C market-facing businesses.

Jon lives in Zurich with his wife Louise and 3 children.