President & Chief Executive Officer
Luis Sierra is the President and Chief Executive Officer of NOVA Chemicals, leading the company’s growth in North America while pursuing greater circularity for plastic materials and a lower carbon footprint. Sierra joined NOVA Chemicals in August 2020. His nearly 30 years of experience in the global petrochemicals industry has helped him become an expert not only in aromatics and energy but also in sustainability and ESG; strategy and business development; corporate finance; accounting, reporting and control; oil and gas derivatives; mergers and acquisitions; and change management.
Prior to joining NOVA Chemicals, Sierra was Chief Executive Officer of global aromatics at BP. Prior to that position, Sierra held various positions throughout his career, including Chief Financial Officer of BP Whiting Refinery and President of BP Aromatics for the Americas, Europe and Middle East.
Sierra earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida, a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Strategy from the University of Chicago. He is a board member of Steel Dynamics (NASDAQ:STLD) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC). He has been listed in the 2022 ICIS Top 40 Power Players by ICIS, a global ranking of the leading CEOs and senior executives making the greatest positive impact on their companies and the chemicals industry. He has served on the board of the Junior Achievement of Chicago for more than a decade.