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Celanese Corp (CE.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Rohr

66 2012 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Scott Richardson

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Scott Sutton

53 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Shannon Jurecka

48 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Peter Edwards

56 2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Benita Casey

2018 Chief Accounting Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Edward Galante

67 2016 Lead Independent Director

Jean Blackwell

63 2014 Independent Director

William Brown

55 2016 Independent Director

Kathryn Hill

61 2015 Independent Director

David Hoffmeister

63 2016 Independent Director

Jay Ihlenfeld

66 2012 Independent Director

John Wulff

69 2006 Independent Director

Surabhi Varshney

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Rohr

Mr. Mark C. Rohr is a 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.

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 a Chief Operating Officer of the Company. 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.

Peter Edwards

Mr. Peter G. Edwards is a Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Edwards has served as our Executive Vice President and General Counsel since January 2017. Mr. Edwards previously was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Baxalta Incorporated, the biopharmaceutical spin-off from Baxter, from June 2015 until its merger with Shire plc in July 2016. Before that, he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the global specialty pharmaceuticals company Mallinckrodt plc from June 2013 to June 2015, and served as its Vice President and General Counsel from May 2010 to its spin-off from Covidien plc in June 2013. He previously served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Solvay Pharmaceuticals in Brussels, Belgium from June 2007 until April 2010 and as its Senior Vice President and General Counsel in the US from October 2005 to June 2007. Before that, he held in-house positions of increasing responsibility within Mettler-Toledeo, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company. Mr. Edwards began his career in 1990 as an associate in the Kansas City, Missouri office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Mr. Edwards received his J.D., cum laude, from Brigham Young University.

Benita Casey

Ms. Benita M. Casey is Chief Accounting Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of the company. She has served as the Company’s vice president, finance and controller since January. Immediately prior to joining the Company, Ms. Casey held the position of senior vice president internal audit with J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (2014-2018) and was vice president corporate audit with Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. from 2008 to 2014. She also held a number of positions of increasing responsibility over 15 years with the public accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and during her 3 years with PepsiCo, Inc. Ms. Casey holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Texas, Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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.

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.

Surabhi Varshney

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Mark Rohr

11,919,600

Scott Richardson

--

Scott Sutton

3,433,950

Shannon Jurecka

--

Peter Edwards

4,038,040

Benita Casey

--

Edward Galante

267,054

Jean Blackwell

257,054

William Brown

242,054

Kathryn Hill

262,054

David Hoffmeister

242,054

Jay Ihlenfeld

257,054

John Wulff

262,054

Surabhi Varshney

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As Of  31 Dec 2017