Dow (NYSE: DOW) today announced Cherry Zhu, Global Product Director for Dow Consumer Solutions as Dow Greater China President, effective April 1. In her new role, Zhu will lead the strategic business growth, market development and profit & loss for Greater China. She will report to Puay Koon Chia, Dow Asia Pacific President.
“Dow’s success in China, our largest market outside the U.S. is critical to Dow’s growth ambition and sustainability goals,” said Chia, Dow Asia Pacific President. “Zhu’s wealth of expertise and depth and breadth of experience in Greater China and Asia Pacific will be a strong asset as Dow serves the region and accelerates end-to-end partnerships along the value chain.”
Zhu will continue to be based in Shanghai, where her leadership will also play a key role enhancing the employee experience for over 3,200 Dow employees in Greater China and advocating a culture of inclusion and diversity.
“I’m excited to take this new role as Dow continues to drive steady growth in Greater China,” said Zhu. “As a global materials science leader, Dow’s full spectrum of high-value solutions is a perfect match with China’s pursuit of innovation-driven and sustainable growth. I feel privileged to lead Team Dow in Greater China to meet the unique needs of our local customers and markets.”
Zhu has served Greater China and the Asia Pacific region in several leadership capacities since joining Dow in 2001. She held her most recent role as Global Product Director for Dow Consumer Solutions, since 2020, leading Engineered Materials and Elastomers growth and managing business profit and loss. Prior to that, she served as the Asia Pacific Product Director for Dow Elastomers, a role she assumed in 2017, after serving as the Asia Pacific Commercial Director for Dow Automotive Systems from 2013 to 2017. Prior to that, she contributed to Dow’s marketing, product sales and business development in a variety of business unit roles.