Diego Donoso


President, Packaging & Specialty Plastics

Diego Donoso leads global strategy and business performance for Dow’s largest business segment, Packaging & Specialty Plastics (P&SP). With annual sales of close to $20 Billion, the business is widely recognized as one of the world’s largest materials suppliers of high performance polyethylene resins, specialty resins and adhesives used in food and industrial packaging, infrastructure, and transportation applications. Under Donoso’s leadership, P&SP deepened its market participation across multiple value chains while expanding its presence in emerging geographies to set new records of profitability. As he grew the business core, Donoso has also been transforming the leading plastics franchise into a circular plastics business model in alignment with Dow’s low carbon sustainable future vision. This evolution includes a commitment to build the world's first net-zero carbon ethylene and derivatives complex, increasing the business’ capacity to use plastic waste as feedstock and creating a product portfolio that has enabled 85% of Dow products sold into packaging applications to be reusable or recyclable.

Over 31 years with Dow, Donoso worked and lived in each of the primary operating regions for Dow – Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America – serving in numerous marketing, commercial and geographic leadership roles. A strong proponent of diversity and inclusion in the workforce, Donoso is Executive Sponsor of Dow’s Middle East, North Africa Employee Resource Group (MENA) and is a frequent speaker on the benefits of building an inclusive work culture. 

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