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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Newlin

64 2017 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

David Jukes

58 2017 President, Chief Operating Officer

Carl Lukach

61 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Mark Fisher

2017 President - USA business

Michael Hildebrand

51 2014 President - Canada and Global Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Nick Powell

50 2017 President, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC)

Manian Ramesh

59 2014 Executive Vice President - Business Development

Eric Foster

45 2016 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Jeffrey Carr

2017 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

George Fuller

53 2017 Senior Vice President - Local Chemical Distribution, USA

Ian Gresham

2017 Chief Marketing Officer

William Stavropoulos

77 2016 Lead Director

Rhonda Ballintyn

2017 Member of the Board

Mark Byrne

60 2015 Director

Juliet Teo

47 2015 Director

David Wasserman

50 2010 Director

Daniel Doheny

54 2016 Independent Director

Richard Fox

69 2007 Independent Director

Edward Mooney

75 2016 Independent Director

Christopher Pappas

61 2015 Independent Director

Robert Wood

62 2016 Independent Director

David Lim

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Newlin

Mr. Stephen D. Newlin serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. In November 2016, he was appointed Chairman of the Board. He previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of PolyOne Corporation from 2006-2014, and Executive Chairman of the Board until 2016. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Newlin was President, Industrial Sector at Ecolab, Inc. He previously spent 24 years at Nalco Chemical Company in positions of increasing responsibility, and served as President and Director of Nalco from 1998 to 2001, and was President, Chief Operating Officer, and Vice Chairman from 2000 to 2001. In addition to his election to the Univar Board of Directors in 2014, Mr. Newlin currently serves on the boards of directors of The Chemours Company and Oshkosh Corporation. Mr. Newlin holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, and has completed the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He also served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, earning an accelerated promotion.

David Jukes

Mr. David C. Jukes has been appointed as President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. In his 15 years with Univar, Mr. Jukes has served as the Company’s President of USA and LATAM since 2016, before that he served as President of EMEA from 2011, he served as Vice President Sales, EMEA from 2009, and Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s Distrupol subsidiary from 2002. Jukes is a seasoned executive with more than 35 years in the chemical and plastics distribution arena. As a 14-year Univar veteran, he most recently served as executive vice president and president, USA & Latin America. In his new role, Jukes will oversee day-to-day operations of all of Univar’s business segments, including Canada, EMEA and Rest of World, and he will maintain direct responsibility for the USA and its transformation. He will also be instrumental to the ongoing development of the company’s strategic plan and ensure the global execution of Univar’s three strategic priorities: Commercial Greatness, Operational Excellence and One Univar.

Carl Lukach

Mr. Carl J. Lukach is a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to Univar, a 34-year career at DuPont. Most recently served as Vice President of Treasury, Tax and Investor Relations for DuPont’s Performance Chemicals Company. Prior to that held numerous finance and business leadership positions, including Vice President of Investor Relations, and President of DuPont East Asia.

Mark Fisher

Mr. Mark Fisher is President - USA business of the Company. Fisher joins Univar from Owens & Minor (O&M), a US-based healthcare distribution and medical supply company. In his most recent role as Vice President and General Manager - Clinical and Procedural Solutions, Fisher was responsible for O&M's medical kitting and packaging business in the U.S. He joined O&M in 2011 as Regional Vice President for the central region where he had full responsibility over 14 distribution centers covering 19 states. In 2013, he was promoted to Vice President - DC Network, leading O&M's domestic operations team of 3600 employees and 43 distribution centers. He served in that role until 2015 when he was promoted to his most recent position. Prior to O&M, Fisher worked for McKesson Corporation's U.S. Pharmaceutical division as Director of Sales, Director of Operations and finally Vice President and General Manager of their Mid-South Area. In that role he managed McKesson's retail and health system pharmaceutical distribution business from a sales and operations perspective. Before McKesson, he worked for BriteSmile and AT&T in various sales and operations management roles. Fisher holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a master's degree from San Diego State University. Upon graduating from Purdue, he served over nine years in the U.S. Navy as a naval aviator.

Michael Hildebrand

Mr. Michael J. Hildebrand is President - Canada and Global Agriculture and Environmental Sciences of the company. January 2013 to October 2014 He served as Vice President Global Agriculture & Environmental Sciences for Univar. December 2010 to January 2013, Vice President of Human Resources for Univar Canada.

Nick Powell

Mr. Nick Powell serves as President, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Powell joined Univar in 2009, establishing Univar's Middle East and Africa business. In 2014, Mr. Powell assumed leadership of EMEA's Focused Industries, and in late 2015 assumed leadership of APAC operations.

Manian Ramesh

Dr. Manian Ramesh is a Executive Vice President - Business Development of the Company. December 2011 to February 2013 served as Chief Technology Officer for Water and Energy Services at Ecolab Inc. 2007 to 2011 served as Chief Technology Officer of Nalco Holding Company.

Eric Foster

Mr. Eric Foster serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Prior to Univar, Senior Vice President and Chief information Officer of Baxalta Inc. from July 2015 to July 2016. Prior to that, Vice President IT of Baxter International from September 2006 to June 2015.

Jeffrey Carr

Mr. Jeffrey W. Carr serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Carr brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate law, including more than 10 years as the General Counsel and Secretary of FMC Technologies, Inc. a diversified manufacturing company serving energy, air transport and food processing industries. As General Counsel, Carr was responsible for oversight of governance, regulatory, compliance, commercial, litigation, securities and other corporate matters. He also developed unique legal delivery concepts that drove process excellence and efficiency for the legal function. Mr. Carr holds a bachelor's degree in government and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia and a juris doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. He also completed post-graduate studies in international business and affairs.

George Fuller

Mr. George J. Fuller serves as Senior Vice President - Local Chemical Distribution, USA of the Company since January 2017. From April 2015 to January 2017, Mr. Fuller served as Executive Vice President, Global Sourcing and Basic Chemicals. March 2013 to April 2015 served Senior Vice President; President-Basic Chemical Solutions of Univar. November 2012 to February 2013, served as Executive Vice President, Hydrite Chemical Co., a leading provider of chemicals and related services in North America. From 2010 to 2012 served as Vice President of Sales and Procurement at Hydrite.

Ian Gresham

Mr. Ian Gresham serves as Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. He brings more than 15 years of strategic sales and marketing experience within the manufacturing sector. Gresham most recently served as senior vice president of marketing for the Diversified Brands Division of the Sherwin-Williams Company. In that role, he led a team of 130+ marketers managing product, brand and channel marketing for a portfolio of 40 brands with broad reach through retail home centers, mass merchants, ecommerce, and industrial and specialized distribution. Gresham started his tenure with Sherwin-Williams as the vice president of marketing for paint & sundries before being promoted to vice president and later senior vice president of marketing for the Diversified Brands Division. Prior to joining Sherwin-Williams, Gresham held a number of marketing and sales roles with increasing responsibility for Apex Tool Group, LLC and Black & Decker/DeWalt Power Tools. Previous to his corporate career, Gresham served as a sergeant inthe United StatesMarine Corps. Gresham holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Maryland, and a master's degree from Harvard Business School.

William Stavropoulos

Mr. William S. Stavropoulos serves as Lead Director of the Company. He previously served as Univar's non-executive chairman from November 2010 to November 2016. From May to December 2012, he served as Univar's Lead Director. Since 2006, he has been an Advisory Partner to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a global private equity firm. Mr. Stavropoulos is currently Chairman Emeritus of the board of directors of The Dow Chemical Company, a diversified chemical company. From 2000 to 2006, he served as Chairman of Dow; from 2002 to 2004 he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; from 1995 to 2000 he was President and Chief Executive Officer; and from 1993 to 1995, he was President and Chief Operating Officer. In a career spanning 39 years at Dow, Mr. Stavropoulos also served in a variety of positions in research, marketing and general management and was a member of the board of directors of Dow from July 1990 to March 2006. He is a director of Teradata Corporation, Maersk Inc., and Tyco International, Inc., and is on the Advisory Board for Metalmark Capital LLC. He is a trustee to the Fidelity Group of Funds. Mr. Stavropoulos is the President and Founder of the Michigan Baseball Foundation. Mr. Stavropoulos is past Chairman of the American Chemistry Council, Society of Chemical Industry, and American Plastics Council. He earned a B.S. degree from Fordham University and a doctorate in medicinal chemistry from the University of Washington.

Rhonda Ballintyn

Ms. Rhonda Germany Ballintyn is Member of the Board of the Company. Ms. Germany Ballintyn member of the Board's Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Mark Byrne

Mr. Mark J. Byrne is Director of the company. He was formerly a consultant to the Company. He served as the Chairman of Commodities from February 2014 through January 2015. From February 2013 to January 2014, he was the Executive Chairman of Univar Basic Chemical Solutions (BCS). From December 2010 to September 2011, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Univar. Prior to Univar, Mr. Byrne served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of BCS, a company he co-founded in 1995. Under Mr. Byrne’s leadership, BCS grew to become a company with global operations and nearly $900 million in 2009 sales revenue. Prior to BCS, Mr. Byrne began his career in 1980 at AlliedSignal (now Honeywell) where he held roles in several functional areas, culminating as President of AlliedSignal’s Fluorine Products Division. Mr. Byrne currently serves on the board of managers of V Global Holdings LLC. Mr. Byrne holds a Bachelor of Science in economics and finance and Masters in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Juliet Teo

Ms. Juliet Teo is Director of the Company. She has been with Temasek Holding (Private) Limited ("Temasek"), a global investment company based in Singapore. She is currently Senior Managing Director, Investment, with primary responsibility for transport and logistics investments. During her 19-year tenure at Temasek, Ms. Teo has been involved in originating, evaluating, and managing investment opportunities across a broad range of sectors, including financial services, telecommunications, media & technology, and transport and logistics. She has also been involved in shaping various institutional initiatives within Temasek, including organizational structures, talent development and governance framework. Prior to joining Temasek, Ms. Teo was with Singapore Press Holdings. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the National University of Singapore and is a CFA charter holder.

David Wasserman

Mr. David H. Wasserman is Director of Univar Inc. He has been with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC ("CD&R"), a global private equity firm. Before joining CD&R, he worked in the principal investment area at Goldman, Sachs & Co., an investment banking and securities firm, and as a management consultant at Monitor Company, a strategy consulting firm. Mr. Wasserman led CD&R’s acquisition of Hertz from Ford Motor Company, the carve-out of Culligan Ltd. from Veolia Environment and the acquisition of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. He currently serves as a director at SiteOne Landscape Supply, Solenis and Tranzact. Mr. Wasserman previously served on the boards of Kinko’s, Inc., Covansys Corporation, Culligan, Hertz, ServiceMaster and ICO Global Communications (Holdings) Limited, currently known as Pendrell Corporation. He is a graduate of Amherst College and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Daniel Doheny

Mr. Daniel P. Doheny is Independent Director of the company. He has been with Reyes Holdings, LLC, the 12th largest privately held company in the United States. Since 2014, he has served as Chairman of Reyes’ Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution business and has successfully led the company’s acquisitions and integration of the distribution of Coca-Cola products. From 2000 to 2014, Mr. Doheny served as Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for all financial aspects of the business, including acquisitions, financing, internal controls and reporting, capital investments, and budgeting. He also played a key role in strategy development, information technology and human resources. Prior to joining Reyes, Mr. Doheny spent more than 16 years with KPMG LLP in Chicago, Ill., and Montvale, N.J., including six years as an audit partner. He was the founder of the KPMG Audit Committee Institute, advising public boards of directors around the world. Mr. Doheny currently serves on the board of directors of the Special Olympics of Illinois Foundation. Mr. Doheny holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois and is a certified public accountant.

Richard Fox

Mr. Richard P. Fox, CPA, is Independent Director of Univar Inc. He has served as a consultant and outside board member to companies in varying industries. From 2000 to 2001, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of CyberSafe Corporation, a provider of e-security solutions and services. Prior to joining CyberSafe, Mr. Fox was Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of Wall Data, Incorporated, a software company. Mr. Fox spent 28 years at Ernst & Young LLP, last serving as Managing Partner of its Seattle office. He serves on the boards of directors of Acxiom Corporation, ServiceMaster, and Pinnacle West Capital Corporation. In addition, he serves as a member of the board of directors of HonorHealth and Premera Blue Cross and is on the board of visitors of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Mr. Fox previously served on the boards of Pendrell Corporation, Orbitz Worldwide, aQuantive Inc., Shurgard Storage Centers Inc., PopCap Games and Flow International. Mr. Fox received a B.A. degree in business administration from Ohio University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He is a certified public accountant.

Edward Mooney

Mr. Edward (Ted) J. Mooney serves as Independent Director of the Company. He served as a Délégué General-North America, Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux. From 1969 to 2000, he held numerous executive position at Nalco Chemical Company, including President and Chief Operating Officer, before becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1994. He previously served on the boards of Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, Commonwealth Edison Company (a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation), FMC Corp., the Northern Trust Corporation, and PolyOne Corp. He holds a B.S in chemical engineering and J.D from the University of Texas. Mr. Mooney is a graduate of the MIT Sloan Senior Executive Program.

Christopher Pappas

Mr. Christopher Daniel Pappas is Independent Director of the company. He has served since 2010 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinseo, a leading global materials company. From 2000 to 2009, he was an executive at NOVA Chemicals Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of chemicals, plastic resins, and end-products, where he assumed executive roles with increasingly global responsibilities, including President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2009 to November 2009. Mr. Pappas also serves on the board of directors for Trinseo S.A. and FirstEnergy Corporation, a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Previously, he served on the boards of directors for Methanex Corp., NOVA Chemicals Corporation, and Allegheny Energy, Inc. Mr. Pappas holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania.

Robert Wood

Mr. Robert (Bob) L. Wood serves as Independent Director of the Company. He was Chairman, President and CEO of Chemtura, a global specialty chemicals company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris. He spent 27 years in a variety of sales, marketing and management roles within the Dow Chemical organization and ultimately became the Business Group President of the Thermosets and Dow Automotive Group. In this role, Mr. Wood was named to Dow's Corporate Operating Board, which was charged with setting corporate strategy and establishing corporate policies. Prior to that, Mr. Wood was the Global Vice President of Polyurethanes and Global Vice President of Engineered Plastics. Mr. Wood currently serves on the board of Praxair and MRC Global Inc. He previously served on the board of the Jarden Corporation. He is currently the Chairman of the United States Gymnastics Foundation and has recently been added to the U.S. Olympic Committee's board of directors. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

David Lim