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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rudolf Wehrli

68 2012 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Hariolf Kottmann

62 2008 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Guenter von Au

66 2012 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Patrick Jany

49 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Britta Fuenfstueck

2016 Member of the Executive Committee

Christian Kohlpaintner

54 2009 Member of the Executive Committee

Peter Chen

57 2006 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Claudia Dyckerhoff

50 2016 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Eveline Saupper

59 2016 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Carlo Soave

57 2008 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Peter Steiner

58 2016 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Konstantin Winterstein

48 2011 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Susanne Wamsler

56 2015 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Anja Pomrehn

Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Rudolf Wehrli

Dr. Rudolf Wehrli has been Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd since March 27, 2012. Previously, he served as Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Company from April 10, 2008 to March 27, 2012. He joined the Board of Directors as Member in 2007. He is Member of the Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Chairman's Committee of the Company. He began his career at McKinsey & Co. in 1979. In 1984 he joined the Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (now Credit Suisse) as a member of the company’s Senior Management. In 1986 he became Marketing Manager and member of the Executive Committee of the Silent Gliss Group. Five years later he took over the management of the Group’s German subsidiary. In 1995 he transferred to the Gurit-Heberlein Group as a member of the Executive Committee, and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 1998 and from 2000 to 2006, Chief Executive Officer. A Member of the Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd since 2007. He serves on the Board of Berner Kantonalbank, Precious Woods AG, Kambly AG, BioMed Credit AG, and Rheinische Kunstoff-Werke SE, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sefar Holding AG and among others. He obtained doctorates in Theology, Philosophy and German literature at the Universities of Zurich and Basel.

Hariolf Kottmann

Dr. Hariolf Kottmann has been Chief Executive Officer and Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd since October 1, 2008. Previously, he served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors from April 10, 2008 to October 1, 2008. He is Member of the Technology and Innovation Committee and at the Company is responsible for Group Human Resources, Group Talent Management Review, Corporate Planning & Strategy, Group Communications, Investor Relations, Group Legal, and Clariant Excellence with a focus on People Excellence. He started his career at former Hoechst AG in Frankfurt, where he held several key management positions across the company’s chemical divisions and functions. In 1996 he was appointed Deputy Head of the Basic Chemicals Division at Hoechst AG and took responsibility for the Inorganic Chemicals BU. In 1998 he joined Celanese Ltd in New Jersey (United States) as member of the Executive Committee and Head of the Organic Chemicals BU. In April 2001, he was appointed as member of the Executive Committee of SGL Carbon AG, where he was responsible for the Graphite Specialties, Corrosion Protection and Advanced Materials Divisions as well as the Eastern Europe and Asia regions until 30 September 2008. He was also in charge of the SGL Excellence and Technology & Innovation corporate functions. He also serves on the Board of Plansee AG and acts as Member of the Executive Committee of science industries as well as Member of the Board of CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council) and among others. He graduated from Universitaet Stuttgart with a Doctorate in Philosophy degree in Organic Chemistry obtained in 1984.

Guenter von Au

Dr. Guenter von Au is Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd since April 1, 2012. He is Member of the Audit Committee, Chairman's Committee and the Innovation Committee at the Company. He began his career in 1980 in Burghausen at Wacker-Chemie AG. He held a number of different management positions at the company through 2001 in Germany, Brazil, and the United States – most recently as Head of Wacker’s division for polymers, specialty chemistry, and basic chemistry in Munich. He was also CEO of Wacker Polymer Systems GmbH & Co. KG in Burghausen, Germany. He joined Süd-Chemie in 2001 as President and CEO of Süd-Chemie Inc. In 2004 he became CEO of the Management Board of Süd-Chemie AG in Munich and held this position until 31 March 2012 and served as Member of the Supervisory Board of Bayernwerk AG, Regensburg; Member of the Advisory Committee of Gebr. Röchling KG, Mannheim; Member of the Advisory Board of Tyczka GmbH, Geretsried; Chairman of the Board of CeramTec GmbH, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bavarian Chemical Industry Association, Munich; Vice President of the German Institute for Economic Research Cologne. He Studied textile and polymer chemistry at Reutlingen University and chemistry at the University of Tuebingen, where he obtained a doctorate.

Patrick Jany

Mr. Patrick Jany has been Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee of Clariant Ltd since January 1, 2006. He is responsible for Group Finance Services, Corporate Accounting, Corporate Treasury, Corporate Tax, Corporate Controlling, Corporate Merger & Acquisitions, Group Information Technology, Group Compliance, and Group Internal Audit. In 1990 he joined Sandoz – one of Clariant’s predecessor companies. He held various positions in Finance and Controlling at Sandoz and Clariant, including Chief Financial Officer for the ASEAN region and Head of Controlling for the Pigments & Additives Division. From 2003 to 2004 he was Head of Country Organization for Clariant in Mexico. Prior to his appointment as CFO, he was Clariant’s Head of Corporate Development with responsibility for Group strategy and mergers and acquisitions.

Britta Fuenfstueck

Ms. Britta Fuenfstueck is Member of the Executive Committee of Clariant Ltd since April 1, 2016. Following an education in economics, studied engineering physics at the Johannes-Kepler-University of Linz (Austria), where she completed her MSc studies in 1998. In the same year, she began her career as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group in Vienna (Austria). Between 2000 and 2009 she held several positions in marketing and sales as well as director roles in strategy, planning, and mergers & acquisitions in the Healthcare division of Siemens AG in Germany and in the United States. In 2009, she became CEO of the Molecular Imaging Business Unit at Siemens in Chicago, USA. In 2013, she was appointed CEO of the Clinical Products division at Siemens in Erlangen (Germany) and member of the Executive Committee of Siemens Healthcare division.

Christian Kohlpaintner

Dr. Christian Kohlpaintner has been Member of the Executive Committee of Clariant Ltd since October 1, 2009. In 2016 he moved to China as an International Assignee. He is responsible for Industrial & Consumer Specialties, Catalysts, Oil & Mining Services, Group Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs, Group Technology & Innovation, Biofuels & Derivatives, Commercial Excellence, Innovation Excellence, and the regions North America, Latin America, Greater China, India, and South East Asia & Pacific, Between 1993 and 1997 he worked in various research departments of Hoechst AG in Germany and the United States. In 1997 he joined Celanese Ltd and held a number of leadership roles at Celanese Chemicals Corporation. In 2002 he became Vice President, Innovation of Celanese Ltd and Executive Director of Celanese Ventures Corporation. From 2003 he was a member of the Executive Committee of Chemische Fabrik Budenheim. In 2005 he became CEO. On 1 October 2009 he was appointed a member of the Executive Committee of Clariant. He graduated from Technische Universitaet Muenchen with a Doctorate in Philosophy degree in Chemistry obtained in 1992.

Peter Chen

Prof. Peter Chen has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd since April 2006. He is Chairman of the Technology and Innovation Committee. He served as Assistant Professor from 1988 to 1991, and as Associate Professor from 1991 to 1994, at Harvard University. From 2007 to 2009, he has served as Vice President of Research at ETH Zurich. Since September 1994, he has been full Professor of Physical-Organic Chemistry at ETH Zurich. Prof. Chen serves on the Board of CSEM AG and is Consultant at Givaudan and at Gesellschaft zur Foerderung von Forschung und Ausbildung im Bereich der Chemie in Zurich, Member of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation, and Director of Branco Weiss Fellowship. He studied Chemistry at the University of Chicago and received a doctorate from Yale University in 1987.

Claudia Dyckerhoff

Ms. Claudia Suessmuth Dyckerhoff is Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd since 2016. She joined McKinsey in 1995 in Switzerland and since then focused on advising mainly healthcare companies in Europe, the United States, Greater China and across Asia. She was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company and leading the Asia Health Services and Systems sector within McKinsey until March 2016 when she became a Senior External Advisor to McKinsey.

Eveline Saupper

Ms. Eveline Saupper is Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd since April 21, 2016. She also serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Georg Fischer Ltd. since March 18, 2015. She is Chairman of the Compensation Committee at the Company. She serves as Legal and tax Advisor at Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG Fides) (1983–1985); Attorney at Baker & McKenzie (1985–1992); Employee (1992–1994), Partner (1994–2014) and of councel at Homburger AG (since 2014), Member of the Board of Directors of Baloise Holding AG (until 29.04.2016), Syngenta International AG and Flughafen Zurich AG (all Switzerland), and Chairwoman of Mentex Holding AG, Member of the Board of Directors of hkp group, and Staubli Holding AG (all Switzerland). She holds a PhD in law from the University of St. Gallen and is admitted to the Bar of Zurich. Eveline Saupper is also a certified tax expert and graduated in law at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).

Carlo Soave

Mr. Carlo G. Soave has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd since April 10, 2008. He is Member of the Technology and Innovation Committee, Chairman Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee. He started his career in 1982 at Oerlikon-Bührle in Switzerland, moving to Procter & Gamble in 1984. There he held various senior management positions, including Vice President of Global Purchasing for the Fabric and Home Care Division. In 2004 he founded Soave & Associates, a consulting company based in Brussels, Belgium. He is an Advisory Board member of MonoSol LLC, a company based in Indiana (United States) that belongs to the Kuraray Group (Japan). He serves on the Advisory Board of MonoSol LLC, and Managing Director of Soave & Associates, Belgium. He graduated from Heriot-Watt University with a degree in Economics and Linguistics.

Peter Steiner

Mr. Peter Steiner is Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd since 2016. Peter Steiner studied business administration in Mannheim and Cologne, Germany, and finished with a Master degree. He is a German Certified Public Accountant, Tax Advisor and Business Consultant with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, financing and investment management. Peter Steiner was previously a partner of the investment company One Equity Partners LLC and worked for MG Technologies AG as its Chief Financial Officer. At Dyckerhoff AG, he was successively CFO, Chief Operating Officer and finally CEO. Following his many years as an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co., he was also CFO of Sueba Bau AG.

Konstantin Winterstein

Mr. Konstantin Winterstein is Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd since May 15, 2011. He was Member of the Audit Committee. Since 1997 he has held various positions with the BMW Group, where he is currently Project Manager in the Supply Chain Division. In 2004 he received his MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau and Singapore. From 2006 to 2011 he served on the Supervisory Board of Sued-Chemie AG. He studied at the Technical Universities in Darmstadt and Berlin, where he completed a degree in production engineering. In 2004 he received his MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau and Singapore

Susanne Wamsler

Ms. Susanne Wamsler has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd since March 2015. She is Member of Technology and Innovation Committee. Between 1984 and 1988 she held Various different positions at Deutsche Bank AG and New York. Since then she has been a successful entrepreneur in different fields, including retail, real estate, telecommunications and wealth management. She was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Stiftung Haus der Kunst gemGmbH, Munich, Germany, till 30 June 2015. In addition, she completed various professional education courses between 2012 and 2014, receiving certificates in board membership training from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, the Centrum für Strategie und Höhere Führung, Cologne, Germany, and INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. She graduated in Political Economy from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. In 1989 she received MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Anja Pomrehn