Skip to main content
Add Me To Your Mailing List
HomeEventsWEBINAR: Leading Transformation through Disruptions and Uncertainty

Events - Event View

This is the "Event Detail" view, showing all available information for this event. If the event has passed, click the "Event Report" button to read a report and view photos that were uploaded.

WEBINAR: Leading Transformation through Disruptions and Uncertainty

The September 26th virtual discussion has been recorded. Members of Société can view the webinar here

In an era marked by rapid technological advancements, sustainability imperatives, and global uncertainties, the chemical industry is facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities. Never has it been more essential for leaders to master the art of responding to disruptions and executing positive transformative changes.

Join us for an engaging fireside chat with one such trailblazer, Rebecca Liebert, whose journey spans a broad trajectory, beginning with a PhD in Chemical Engineering, an induction into the esteemed National Academy of Engineering, and a successful corporate career that included leadership roles at Nova Chemicals, UOP, and PPG and has culminated with her current role as President and CEO of Lubrizol. We will discuss the key disruptors shaping the chemical industry, her insights into how these disruptors are redefining traditional business models and new avenues for growth. Drawing from her rich background, Rebecca will share her wealth of experience in conceiving and launching disruptive innovations, orchestrating transformations amidst game-changing disruptions (think the electric vehicle revolution) and orchestrating profitable growth in an unprecedented era of turbulence. She will also share her vision for Lubrizol and the role of sustainability as a major driver in the future growth of the company as well as the overall chemical industry.

Shaun Pan, a member of the Société program committee will moderate this discussion.

Liebert R
 Rebecca Liebert,
President and CEO,

About our Speaker:

Rebecca Liebert is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company. She leads the premiere global specialty chemicals company in pursuing its mission to continually innovate, solve its customers' most complex challenges and help millions of people, communities and businesses around the globe move cleaner, create smarter and live better every day.

Prior to Lubrizol, Rebecca was Executive Vice President at PPG Industries, a global paint, coatings and specialty materials company. She joined the company in June 2018 leading the automotive OEM coatings business, including the company's mobility initiatives. Her most recent responsibilities included leading PPG’s global industrial segment, oversight of the Asia Pacific region, and functional responsibility for global procurement, resin and industrial segment manufacturing.

Prior to PPG, Rebecca served as President and CEO of Honeywell UOP, a leading international supplier to the petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical production and major manufacturing industries. During her career with Honeywell, she also served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, catalyst absorbents and specialties, UOP; Senior Vice President and General Manager, gas processing and hydrogen; and Vice President and General Manager, electronics materials. Prior to joining Honeywell, Rebecca served as President of Reynolds Food Packaging, Alcoa KAMA.

Rebecca began her career as a Development Engineer with Nova Chemicals. She held several positions of increasing responsibility during her tenure at Nova.

Rebecca serves on the board of the American Chemistry Council where she works to advance the chemical industry, fostering progress in our economy, environment and society. She also was elected to the highly esteemed National Academy of Engineering for her leadership in developing and executing innovative initiatives to strengthen and advance the manufacturing industry.

Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky; a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University; and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Danielle J Fraser
203-763-9255 (p)
Special Event
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only