Dow Appoints Sami Mainich President for Africa to Bolster Regional Focus

Dow Appoints Sami Mainich President for Africa to Bolster Regional Focus

Dow (NYSE: Dow) (, one of the world’s leading materials science companies, has appointed Sami Mainich as the President of its Africa operations, effective immediately.

Mainich previously served as the Managing Director for Dow North and West Africa. Based in Cairo, Egypt, he will be accountable for capitalizing on market opportunities, working closely with the businesses to drive and implement accelerated growth strategies across the region.

Neil Carr, President Dow Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India described Mainich’s appointment as a testament of Dow’s commitment to the continent. “Sami has been a vital business leader in the company. His leadership qualities and experience fit hand-in-glove with the envisaged growth opportunities in the African region. As President, Mainich’s new role will be vital in driving critical enterprise-wide initiatives to provide solutions that accelerate the continent’s industrialisation and sustainability agenda.”

Mainich joined Dow in 2011 and has served in various leadership roles including Regional Director for Morocco and Algeria, and Sales Director for the Packaging&Specialty Plastics business across Middle East, Africa and Turkey region. In 2018, he was appointed Regional Director for the greater North Africa and Levant geographies – in addition to assuming Egypt’s country leadership.

In 2020, Mainich was appointed Chair of the Dow