Karen S. Carter


President, Packaging & Specialty Plastics

Karen S. Carter is President of Dow’s Packaging & Specialty Plastics (P&SP) business operating segment, which consists of the Packaging and Specialty Plastics commercial business and Olefins, Aromatics & Alternatives (OAA) hydrocarbons business. With annual sales of more than $28 Billion, P&SP is widely recognized as the world’s largest materials supplier of polyethylene resins and functional polymers used in a wide variety of applications for key growth markets like food packaging, supply chain packaging, health and hygiene, infrastructure, and consumer goods. P&SP’s products and solutions can enable a circular economy at lower carbon impact and Carter is responsible for transforming P&SP in alignment with Dow’s sustainability goals and targets.

Carter has served in a progression of roles at Dow since beginning her career with the Company in 1993, including most recently as their Chief Human Resources Officer and first Chief Inclusion Officer, where she successfully institutionalized inclusion and diversity as key drivers for long-term growth.

Carter has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Howard University and a master’s degree in international business from DePaul University. 

Sessions With Karen S. Carter

Tuesday, 21 March