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Celanese Corp (CE.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Rohr

67 2019 Executive Chairman of the Board

Lori Ryerkerk

56 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Scott Richardson

42 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Scott Sutton

54 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Shannon Jurecka

49 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Edward Galante

68 2016 Lead Independent Director

Kim Rucker

52 2018 Director

Jean Blackwell

64 2014 Independent Director

William Brown

56 2016 Independent Director

Kathryn Hill

62 2015 Independent Director

David Hoffmeister

64 2016 Independent Director

Jay Ihlenfeld

67 2012 Independent Director

John Wulff

70 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Rohr

Mr. Mark C. Rohr is appointed as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective May 1, 2019. He currently Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Celanese Corp. Mr. Rohr was named our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2012 after being a member of our board of directors since April 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rohr was Executive Chairman and a director of Albemarle Corporation, a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered specialty chemicals. During his 11 years with Albemarle, he held various executive positions, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rohr held executive leadership roles with various companies, including Occidental Chemical Corporation and The Dow Chemical Company. Mr. Rohr has served on the board of directors of Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (f/k/a Ashland Inc.) since 2008, and currently serves as a member of its audit committee and its environmental, health & safety committee. In 2016, he also served as Chairman of the American Chemistry Council’s Executive Committee and as Chairman of the International Council of Chemical Associations.

Lori Ryerkerk

Ms. Lori J. Ryerkerk is appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, effective May 1, 2019. Ms. Ryerkerk most recently served as Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing of Royal Dutch Shell (“Shell”), from October 2013 through September 2018, where she was responsible for all Shell Refining and Chemical assets globally, both Shell operations and joint ventures, with a total crude oil processing capacity of 3.1 million barrels per day and chemical sales volume of 17 million tonnes per year. From May 2010 until October 2013, Ms. Ryerkerk was Shell’s Regional Vice President Manufacturing, Europe and Africa. Prior to joining Shell, Ms. Ryerkerk held leadership roles with ExxonMobil Corporation and Hess Corporation. She has lived and worked in the U.S., Asia and Europe. Ms. Ryerkerk received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Iowa State University. Ms. Ryerkerk is also a director of Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., a leading global coatings provider, and has been such since October 2015.

Scott Richardson

Mr. Scott A. Richardson serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. Richardson has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Engineered Materials since December 2015. Previously, he served as Vice President and General Manager, Acetyls from May 2009 to August 2011, and has had various increasing roles of responsibility since joining the Company in 2005. Before joining the Company, Mr. Richardson held various finance, operational and leadership roles at American Airlines. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Westminster College and a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University.

Scott Sutton

Mr. Scott McDougald Sutton is no longer Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective February 28, 2019. He has served as our Chief Operating Officer since March 2017 and as our Executive Vice President and President, Materials Solutions since June 2015. From January 2015 to June 2015, Mr. Sutton served as our Vice President and General Manager of the Engineered Materials business. Prior to January 2015, Mr. Sutton served as our Vice President of Supply Chain from March 2014 to January 2015 and as our Vice President of Acetic Acid and Anhydride from August 2013 to March 2014. Mr. Sutton had 28 years of industry experience prior to joining the Company, including serving as President and General Manager of Chemtura Corporation's AgroSolutions business, business manager for Landmark Structures and Vice President of a division of Albemarle Corporation. Mr. Sutton earned a civil engineering degree from Louisiana State University and is a registered professional engineer in Texas.

Shannon Jurecka

Ms. Shannon L. Jurecka serves as Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. She has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since July 2017. Prior to her current role, Ms. Jurecka served as Vice President of Human Resources for Materials Solutions and the Human Resource leader for Mergers and Acquisitions. Immediately prior to joining the Company in 2016, Ms. Jurecka served as a Human Resources Executive with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 10 years where she supported multiple businesses during her tenure, including her most recent role supporting over 20,000 operations employees in more than 25 locations across seven states. She also served as the Dallas and Fort Worth Market Human Resource Executive responsible for market strategic talent objectives. Prior to Bank of America, she worked at Dell as a Mechanical Engineering Project Manager prior to moving into Learning and Leadership Development. Ms. Jurecka holds a bachelor's degree in speech communication from Sam Houston State University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership and ethics from St. Edwards University. She holds a secondary education teaching certificate in the State of Texas.

Edward Galante

Mr. Edward G. Galante is a Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Galante served as Senior Vice President and as a member of the management committee of Exxon Mobil Corporation, an international oil and gas company, from August 2001 until his retirement in 2006. Prior to that, he held various management positions of increasing responsibility during his more than 30 years with Exxon Mobil Corporation, including serving as Executive Vice President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Galante currently serves as a director (since 2007), chairman of the compensation and management development committee and as a member of the governance and nominating committee and the technology, safety and sustainability committee of Praxair, Inc. He also serves as a director (since 2010), and chairman of the environmental, health and safety committee and a member of the compensation committee of Clean Harbors, Inc. He also serves as a director (since 2016), and member of the compensation committee and the environmental, health, safety and security committee of Andeavor Corporation (formerly Tesoro Corporation). From 2008 until November 2014, Mr. Galante served as a member of the board of directors of Foster Wheeler AG, which included service on Foster Wheeler's compensation and executive development committee (including as chairman) and audit committee.

Kim Rucker

Ms. Kim K.W. Rucker is Director of the Company. Ms. Rucker served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Andeavor, an integrated marketing, logistics and refining company, from 2016 until it was acquired by Marathon Petroleum Corporation in 2018. Prior to joining Andeavor, she served as Executive Vice President Corporate & Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Kraft Foods Group, Inc., a food and beverage company, from 2012 to 2015. Beginning in 2008, Ms. Rucker served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Avon Products, Inc., a global manufacturer of beauty and related products and assumed additional duties as Corporate Secretary in 2009. Ms. Rucker also served as Senior Vice President, Secretary and Chief Governance Officer of Energy Future Holdings Corp., an energy company, from 2004 to 2008. She was also Corporate Counsel for Kimberly-Clark Corporation and a Partner in the Corporate & Securities group at the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP. Ms. Rucker has served on the board of directors (since 2015) of Lennox International Inc., a global provider of climate control solutions, including currently serving as a member of the governance committee and the compensation and human resources committee. Ms. Rucker also serves on the board of directors of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (since 2018), and serves as a member of its sustainability committee.

Jean Blackwell

Ms. Jean S. Blackwell, Esq., is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Blackwell served as Chief Executive Officer of Cummins Foundation and Executive Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, of Cummins Inc., a global power leader that designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines and engine-related component products, from March 2008 until her retirement in March 2013. She previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2008, Vice President, Cummins Business Services from 2001 to 2003, Vice President, Human Resources from 1998 to 2001, and Vice President and General Counsel from 1997 to 1998 of Cummins Inc. Prior thereto, Ms. Blackwell was a partner at the Indianapolis law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP from 1984 to 1991, where she practiced in the area of financial and real estate transactions. She has also served in state government, including as Executive Director of the Indiana State Lottery Commission and State of Indiana Budget Director. Ms. Blackwell has served as a member of the board of directors of Essendant Inc. (formerly United Stationers Inc.), a leading national wholesale distributor of business products, since May 2007, including currently as a member of the governance committee and the audit committee, and previously as the chair of the human resource committee and the governance committee. Ms. Blackwell has also served as a member of the board of directors of Ingevity Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals and high performance carbon materials, since May 2016, including currently as the chair of the audit committee and as a member of its compensation committee and the executive committee. She previously served as a member of the board of directors from April 2004 to November 2009, and as chair of the audit committee, of Phoenix Companies Inc., a life insurance company.

William Brown

Mr. William M. Brown is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Brown is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company. Mr. Brown joined Harris in November 2011 as President and Chief Executive Officer and was appointed Chairman in April 2014. Prior to joining Harris, Mr. Brown was Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development, of United Technologies Corporation (“UTC”). He also served five years as President of UTC’s Fire & Security Division. In total, Mr. Brown spent 14 years with UTC, holding U.S. and international roles at various divisions, including Carrier Corporation’s Asia Pacific Operations and the Carrier Transicold division. Before joining UTC in 1997, he worked for McKinsey & Company as a senior engagement manager. He began his career as a project engineer at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Mr. Brown serves on the board of directors of the Fire Department of NYC Foundation and the board of trustees of Florida Institute of Technology, and served on the board of trustees of Florida Polytechnic University from 2013 to 2017.

Kathryn Hill

Ms. Kathryn M. Hill is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Hill served in a number of positions at Cisco Systems, Inc. from 1997 to 2013, including, among others, as Executive Advisor from 2011 to 2013, Senior Vice President, Development Strategy and Operations from 2009 to 2011, Senior Vice President, Access Networking and Services Group from 2008 to 2009, and Senior Vice President, Ethernet Systems and Wireless Technology Group from 2005 to 2008. Cisco designs, manufactures and sells Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry and provides services associated with these products. Prior to joining Cisco, Ms. Hill had a number of engineering roles at various technology companies. Ms. Hill has served as a member of the board of directors of Moody’s Corporation, an essential component of the global capital markets providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis, since May 2011, including currently serving as the chair of the compensation and human resources committee and as a member of the governance and nominating committee and the audit committee. She also currently serves as a member of the board of directors (since 2013), and as chair of the compensation committee and a member of the corporate governance and nominating committee, of NetApp, Inc.

David Hoffmeister

Mr. David F. Hoffmeister is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hoffmeister served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Life Technologies Corporation, a global life sciences company, prior to its acquisition by Fisher Scientific Inc. in February 2014. From October 2004 to November 2008, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Invitrogen Corporation, which merged with Applied Biosystems in November 2008 to form Life Technologies Corporation. Before joining Invitrogen, Mr. Hoffmeister spent 20 years with McKinsey & Company as a senior partner serving clients in the healthcare, private equity and chemical industries on issues of strategy and organization. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Hoffmeister was the leader of McKinsey’s North American chemical practice. Mr. Hoffmeister serves as a director of Glaukos Corporation (since 2014) and member of the audit committee.

Jay Ihlenfeld

Dr. Jay V. Ihlenfeld is an Independent Director of the Company. From 2006 until his retirement in 2012, Mr. Ihlenfeld served as the Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, for 3M Company, a leader in technology and innovation. Mr. Ihlenfeld previously served as 3M Company’s Senior Vice President, Research and Development from 2002 to 2006. A 33-year veteran of 3M Company, Mr. Ihlenfeld has also held various leadership and technology positions, including Vice President of its Performance Materials business and Executive Vice President of its Sumitomo/3M business in Japan. Mr. Ihlenfeld serves as a director (since 2017) and member of the personnel and compensation committee and the environmental, health, safety and product compliance committee of Ashland Global Holdings, Inc.

John Wulff

Mr. John K. Wulff is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wulff is the former Chairman of the board of directors of Hercules Incorporated, a specialty chemicals company, a position he held from July 2003 until Ashland Inc.’s acquisition of Hercules in November 2008. Prior to that time, he served as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board from July 2001 until June 2003. Mr. Wulff was previously Chief Financial Officer of Union Carbide Corporation, a chemical and polymers company, from 1996 to 2001. During his fourteen years at Union Carbide, he also served as Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer from January 1989 to December 1995 and Controller from July 1987 to January 1989. Mr. Wulff was also a partner of KPMG LLP and predecessor firms from 1977 to 1987. Mr. Wulff is currently a member of the audit and compensation committees, and a member of the board of directors (since 2016) of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. He previously served as a member of the board of directors from 2004 to 2016, the chairman of the governance and compensation committee and as a member of the audit committee of Moody’s Corporation. Mr. Wulff served as a director of Sunoco, Inc. from March 2004 until October 2012 when Sunoco was acquired by Energy Transfer Partners L.P., and as a director of Chemtura Corporation from October 2009 until April 2017 when Chemtura was acquired by Lanxess A.G.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Mark Rohr

12,514,200

Lori Ryerkerk

--

Scott Richardson

2,349,100

Scott Sutton

4,537,250

Shannon Jurecka

1,860,210

Edward Galante

284,891

Kim Rucker

112,554

Jean Blackwell

269,891

William Brown

254,891

Kathryn Hill

274,891

David Hoffmeister

254,891

Jay Ihlenfeld

269,891

John Wulff

274,891
As Of  31 Dec 2018