Jerome A. Peribere is an executive vice president of the Dow Chemical Company and president and chief executive officer of Dow Advanced Materials. He assumed this position in October, 2009, and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a Corporate Officer of The Dow Chemical Company, and serves on the Executive Leadership Council.
Peribere joined Dow in France in 1977 as a sales representative in Specialty Chemicals. He began working in the agricultural business in 1982 when he was named regional marketing manager of Eastern Europe. He moved to Geneva in 1985 as regional manager for the Middle East and Africa, and became European agricultural business director for Dow in 1988.
In 1989, he was appointed commercial director of Europe for Dow’s agricultural business. Peribere moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1993 to assume the position of global commercial director. He became the Corporate Strategy leader for Dow AgroSciences in 1997, and in 1998 was named vice president, Weed Management Global Business Unit and European Trade Area. In September 2002, he became vice president, Agricultural Chemicals, and later president and chief executive officer of Dow AgroSciences.
In May 2007, he was elected to the Board of Directors of BMO Financial Corporation, Chicago, Illinois. He is also a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania. He is also a Board Member of the SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Peribere received a master’s degree in business economics and finance from the Institut D’Etudes Politiques in Paris, France.