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Versum Materials Inc (VSM.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Seifi Ghasemi

73 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Guillermo Novo

55 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

George Bitto

58 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Michael Valente

49 Senior Vice President - Law and Human Resources, General Counsel, Secretary

Patrick Loughlin

58 Senior Vice President - Operations and Supply Chain

John Langan

57 Chief Technology Officer

Edward Shober

58 Vice President - Materials

John White

50 Vice President - Delivery Systems and Services

Jacques Croisetiere

64 Independent Director

Yi Paik

62 Independent Director

Thomas Riordan

67 Independent Director

Susan Schnabel

56 Independent Director

Alejandro Wolff

61 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Seifi Ghasemi

Mr. Seifi Ghasemi is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Ghasemi became Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. in July 2014. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Ghasemi was an independent member of Air Products’ board of directors since September 2013. From 2001-2014, Mr. Ghasemi served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rockwood Holdings Inc., a global leader in inorganic specialty chemicals and advanced materials, which was acquired by Albemarle Corporation in January 2015. From 1997-2001, he held leadership roles at GKN, plc, a global industrial company, including positions as Director of the Main Board of GKN, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GKN Sinter Metals, Inc. and Hoeganes Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ghasemi spent nearly 20 years with The BOC Group, plc (an industrial gas company which is now part of Linde AG) in positions including Director of the Main Board of BOC Group, President of BOC Gases Americas, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Process Plants, Ltd. and Cryostar. Mr. Ghasemi earned his undergraduate degree from Abadan Institute of Technology and holds an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

Guillermo Novo

Mr. Guillermo Novo is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Materials Technologies of Air Products since October 2014. He joined Air Products in September 2012 as Senior Vice President Electronics, Performance Materials, Strategy and Technology. Prior to joining Air Products, Mr. Novo was employed by Dow Chemical Company where he most recently served as group vice president, Dow Coating Materials, a large specialty chemicals business, since July 2010. He began his career in 1986 with Rohm and Haas Company (which merged with Dow in 2009) and over the next 24 years progressed through a variety of commercial, marketing, and general management positions, living in South America, the United States and Asia. In 1998, Mr. Novo was named a vice president at Rohm and Haas, and in 2006 he became a corporate officer and one of five group executives on the corporate leadership team responsible for driving the overall strategy for the company. Mr. Novo holds a B.S. degree in industrial engineering from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

George Bitto

Mr. George G. Bitto is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Previously, he served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since the Separation from Air Products. Previously, he was Vice President, Finance of the Materials Technologies business of Air Products, since October 2014. Mr. Bitto joined Air Products in 1987 as a participant in Air Products’ Career Development Program and held a variety of analyst and management positions within the Controllership and Treasury organizations. In 2000, he was appointed general manager of Air Products’ North America Liquid Bulk business. Mr. Bitto returned to the Finance organization, where he was named controller for the Chemicals Group in 2002 and Vice President and Controller for the Gases and Equipment Group in 2004. In 2007, Mr. Bitto was named Vice President and Treasurer, and in 2010 he was appointed Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Risk Officer of Air Products, the position he held through October 2014.

Michael Valente

Mr. Michael William Valente is Senior Vice President - Law and Human Resources, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Previously, he was General Counsel of the Materials Technologies business of Air Products since June 2015. Prior to that, he was Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Rockwood Holdings Inc., serving in this capacity since June 2014. From 2004 to June 2014, Mr. Valente served as General Counsel-US and Assistant Secretary. Prior to that, he held various roles in the legal department of Rockwood, which he joined in June 2002. At Rockwood, Mr. Valente worked on corporate governance, numerous acquisitions and divestitures, financings and the company’s initial public offering. Earlier in his career, he was a corporate associate for several years at Lowenstein Sandler PC where he practiced mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate matters. He previously worked for four years in several roles as an accountant in a regional public accounting firm.

Patrick Loughlin

Mr. Patrick F. Loughlin is Senior Vice President - Operations and Supply Chain of the Company. Previously, he was Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain, for Air Products’ Materials Technologies business since June 2015. Mr. Loughlin joined Air Products in 1988 as a participant in Air Products’ Career Development Program. In 1999, following a series of operations and plant management roles in Europe and North America, Mr. Loughlin moved to the Performance Materials Division’s commercial area as global marketing director for Polyurethane Chemicals. In 2003 he served as Director, Performance Products, in Tokyo, Japan, where he led the successful acquisition and integration of two strategic businesses. In 2005, Mr. Loughlin was assigned to Shanghai, China, to lead the Asia Chemicals and Performance Materials businesses. He returned to the United States in 2008 and was appointed Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety and Quality. He was named Vice President, Electronics—Asset Management and Supply Chain in July 2012 and subsequently Vice President, Electronic Materials Fulfillment of Air Products in October 2013, the position he held until June 2015.

John Langan

Mr. John G. Langan is Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Previously, he served as our Chief Technology Officer since the Separation from Air Products. Previously, he was Director of Technology for the Air Products Electronics Materials Division since September 2007. Dr. Langan joined Air Products in 1988, working on semiconductor process materials research, product development and technology management. In 1998, he was named Air Products Global OEM business development manager. In 2000, Dr. Langan went on to serve as director of technology in various engineering and business unit roles at Novellus Systems, Inc. In 2005 he returned to Air Products as Business Manager for the post CMP cleans formulated product line before assuming his position as director of technology for the Air Products Electronic Materials Division. Dr. Langan holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Boston College, a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Columbia University and was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Chemistry Department at MIT.

Edward Shober

Mr. Edward C. Shober is Vice President - Materials of the Company. Previously, he served as our Vice President Materials-Advanced Materials since the Separation from Air Products. He served as the Vice President and General Manager of Advanced Materials for the Materials Technologies business of Air Products since October 2012. Mr. Shober joined Air Products in 1994, leading engineering activities in the Electronics Engineering and Electronics package plants organizations before assuming senior leadership roles with two joint ventures. In 1999, he was named vice president of engineering and operations for TRiMEGA, a joint venture between Air Products and Kinetic Systems providing turnkey solutions to semiconductor fabs, and served as TRiMEGA’s chief operating officer from 2001-2004. Mr. Shober lead DA NanoMaterials, Air Products’ joint venture with DuPont, as its chief operating officer from 2004-2007, and chief executive officer from 2007-2010. In October 2011, he served as Director of Advanced Materials Integration, Electronics Division, until assuming leadership of Advanced Materials for the Materials Technologies business of Air Products in October 2012.

John White

Mr. John J. White is Vice President - Delivery Systems and Services of the Company. Previously, he served as our Vice President, Delivery Systems and Services since the Separation from Air Products. Previously, he served as the Vice President and General Manager of Delivery Systems & Services for the Materials Technologies business of Air Products since January 2014. Mr. White joined Air Products in 2000 as a sales executive based in Colorado Springs where he held various sales and regional management positions. In 2011, Mr. White relocated to Allentown where he was named director, product management, for Air Products North America-based products. Mr. White served as Director of Product Management from March 2011 to August 2012, and was then appointed director of asset management for Air Products’ Advanced Materials business from August 2014 to January 2014.

Jacques Croisetiere

Mr. Jacques M. Croisetiere is an Independent Director of the Company. rom August 2009 to December 2012, Mr. Croisetière was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Bacardi Limited. Before Bacardi Limited he worked at Rohm and Haas Company as its Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer from April 2003 to April 2009, and before that was Vice President, European Region Director and Director Ion Exchange Resins and Inorganic Specialty Solutions from July 1999 to March 2003. Mr. Croisetière earned a degree in Industrial Management from C.E.G.E.P. Ahuntsic, a degree in Accounting Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from University of Montreal, Hautes Etudes Commerciales.

Yi Paik

Mr. Yi Hyon Paik is an Independent Director of the Company. From March 2014 to April 2016, Dr. Paik was the President and Chief Strategy Officer of Samsung SDI Company. Prior to Samsung SDI Company, he was the Executive Vice President and Head of Electronic Materials Business at Samsung Cheil Industries from 2010 to 2013. From 2009 to 2010 Dr. Paik worked at the Dow Chemical Company as its Business Group Vice President and Head of Electronic Materials Business. Before the Dow Chemical Company he served at the Rohm and Haas Company as Business Group Vice President and President of Electronic Materials Business and before that as Vice President and President of Microelectronics Business. He serves on the Advisory Board of private company Zeptor Corporation. Dr. Paik earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master in Chemistry from Seoul National University, a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University.

Thomas Riordan

Mr. Thomas J. Riordan is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Riordan served as Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Board Secretary of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. from 2000 to 2015 while also serving as its Senior Executive Vice President from 2014 to 2015, its Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel from 2005 to 2013 and before that as Vice President from 2000 to 2005. Before Rockwood Holdings, Inc. he worked at Laporte plc from 1989 to 2000 as the Vice President, US General Counsel while also serving as Administrative Officer from 1995 to 2000. Mr. Riordan earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master in Business Administration from Loyola University and a Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University.

Susan Schnabel

Ms. Susan C. Schnabel is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Schnabel is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of aPriori Capital Partners, an independent leveraged buyout fund advisor created in connection with the spin-off of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners from Credit Suisse in 2014. Prior to forming aPriori Capital, Ms. Schnabel worked at Credit Suisse from 1998 to 2014 where she served as a Managing Director in the Asset Management Division and Co-Head of DLJ Merchant Banking. Ms. Schnabel formerly has served on the boards of numerous public companies including Neiman Marcus, STR Holdings, Rockwood Holdings Inc. and Shoppers Drug Mart. She also serves on the Harvard Business School Alumni Advisory Board, the Cornell University Trustee Council, the California Institute of Technology - Investment Committee, the US Olympic & Paralympic Foundation Board of Directors, and the board of directors of the Los Angeles Music Center Foundation. Ms. Schnabel earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Alejandro Wolff

Amb. Alejandro Daniel Wolff is an Independent Director of the Company. Between September 2010 and December 2013, Mr. Wolff served as U. S. Ambassador to Chile. Prior to that, he was an Ambassador and Deputy Permanent U.S. Representative to the United Nations from 2005 to 2010. Ambassador Wolff is a 33-year veteran of the Department of State since joining as a Foreign Service Officer in 1979. He retired from the U.S. Department of State on August 23, 2013. He also served in Algeria, Morocco, Chile, Cyprus, the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, and France from 2001 to 2005. His assignments in Washington included tours on the Policy Planning Staff from 1981 to 1982, in the Office of Soviet Union Affairs from 1988 to 1989, in the Office of the Under Secretary for Political Affairs from 1989 to 1991, as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department from 1996 to 1998, and as the Executive Assistant to Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell from 1998 to 2001. Ambassador Wolff has been a Director of Albemarle Corporation since January 12, 2015, and was previously a director of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. Ambassador Wolff graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Seifi Ghasemi

250,000

Guillermo Novo

8,152,450

George Bitto

3,159,670

Michael Valente

2,812,520

Patrick Loughlin

1,275,300

John Langan

--

Edward Shober

1,683,400

John White

--

Jacques Croisetiere

220,000

Yi Paik

200,000

Thomas Riordan

215,000

Susan Schnabel

200,000

Alejandro Wolff

210,000
As Of  30 Sep 2017