Imagine having to sack two of your senior management team after unauthorised takeover discussions.
And then imagine just a few weeks later being forced to announce a 20% reduction in first quarter earnings.
Andrew Liveris, Dow CEO (continuing our Dow theme – see below), is having a hard time of it. Mind you, life is supposed to be tough at the top and this is what he is paid for.
The likeable Liveris has come out fighting, as this article illustrates. Shareholders, though, in the US in particular, are not famed for the patience.
I am not sure about the reference to Rugby: Liveris, an Aussie, should remember that England beat Australia in the last Rugby World Cup Final.
Don’t mention the cricket……