People: LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bhavesh Patel

48 2015 Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer,

Karyn Ovelmen

51 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Jacquelyn Wolf

53 2012 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Patrick Quarles

47 2015 Executive Vice President – I&D, Supply Chain & Procurement, Member of the Management Board

Timothy Roberts

53 2015 Executive Vice President – Global O&P, Member of the Management Board

Kevin Brown

57 2015 Executive Vice President – Manufacturing and Refining

Jeffrey Kaplan

46 2015 Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Massimo Covezzi

57 2008 Senior Vice President - Research and Development

Michael VanDerSnick

50 2012 Senior Vice President - Manufacturing, EAI

Sergey Vasnetsov

51 2010 Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning and Transactions

William Allen

50 2013 Principal Accounting Officer

Larry Somma

48 2013 Vice President, Treasurer

Samuel Smolik

61 2009 Vice President - Health, Safety and Environment

Stephen Cooper

66 2010 Director

Jacques Aigrain

61 2011 Independent Director

Jagjeet Bindra

67 2011 Independent Director

milton Carroll

64 2010 Independent Director

Claire Farley

55 2014 Independent Director

Isabella Goren

53 2014 Independent Director

Bruce Smith

2010 Independent Director

Rudy van der Meer

69 2010 Independent Director

Douglas Pike

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Biographies

Name Description

Bhavesh Patel

Mr. Bhavesh V. Patel is Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer of Company., effective January 12, 2015. He is no longer Executive Vice President - Olefins & Polyolefins, Europe, Asia & International and Technology of LyondellBasell Industries N.V., effective September 10, 2013. He served as Senior Vice President - Olefins & Polyolefins, Europe, Asia & International of the Company. He was responsible for LyondellBasell’s Feedstock Procurement, Base Chemicals, Polyethylene and Polypropylene businesses in the Americas. Mr. Patel most recently served as General Manager Olefins and NGLs for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. He was responsible for strategic planning, feedstock procurement, base chemicals marketing and pipeline system management, among others. Previously he served as General Manager Asia Pacific Region, based in Singapore, where he led all of the company's activities in the region including joint ventures, manufacturing and marketing. After joining Chevron Phillips Chemical and Chevron Chemical Company in 1990, he held a number of manufacturing, marketing, strategic planning, business management and general management positions. Mr. Patel played a role in the integration of the Chevron Phillips joint venture upon its formation in July 2000. He also was a member of the core team that negotiated and concluded the Americas Styrenics joint venture involving the styrene and polystyrene assets of Chevron Phillips Chemical and The Dow Chemical Company.

Karyn Ovelmen

Ms. Karyn F. Ovelmen is no longer Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of LyondellBasell Industries NV., effective May, 2015. Ms. Ovelmen most recently served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Petroplus Holdings AG, Europe’s independent refiner and wholesaler of petroleum products. She also served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Argus Atlantic Energy, the predecessor to Petroplus. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of External Reporting and Investor Relations for The Premcor Refining Group Inc. Ovelmen also spent 12 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, primarily in the energy industry. She received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Connecticut. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jacquelyn Wolf

Ms. Jacquelyn H. Wolf is Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President of LyondellBasell Industries NV. Most recently, Wolf served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Celanese Corp. in Dallas. Prior to that she was the Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Comerica, Inc. Wolf also held the position of Global Human Resources Director for General Motor's Finance, Asset Management, and Economic Development and Enterprise Services organizations. Before joining GM, she was Vice President of Human Resources for Honeywell in their Aerospace, Truck Brakes and Avionics segments. Prior to Honeywell, she worked in human resources management and labor relations positions at General Electric Corp. Wolf earned a doctorate and a master's degree in organizational and human systems from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, Calif.; a master's degree in management from Baker University, Overland Park, Kan.; and a bachelor's degree in organizational communications from Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.

Patrick Quarles

Mr. Patrick D. Quarles has been promoted as Executive Vice President – I&D, Supply Chain & Procurement, Member of the Management Board of Company. He was Senior Vice President - Intermediates and Derivatives of LyondellBasell Industries NV. He is responsible for LyondellBasell’s chemicals portfolio downstream of the company’s olefins production. These businesses include propylene oxide and its derivatives and co-products as well as acetyls and ethylene oxide and its derivatives. Prior to the December 2007 merger of Basell and Lyondell Chemical Company, Mr. Quarles was Vice President for Performance Chemicals for Lyondell, with global responsibilities for solvents, C4, acetyls and BDO businesses. Mr. Quarles started his career at Lyondell in 1990 and has held various positions in sales, marketing and business management. From 2000 to 2004 he held positions as director, Investor Relations and director, Business Performance Analysis and Reporting. Mr. Quarles has been a member of the Company’s Management Board since April 2014.

Timothy Roberts

Mr. Timothy D. Roberts has been appointed as Executive Vice President – Global O&P, Member of the Management Board of Company. He was Executive Vice President - Olefins and Polyolefins, Americas of LyondellBasell Industries N.V., effective September 10, 2013. He served as Senior Vice President - Olefins and Polyolefins, Americas of the Company. He was Vice President of Planning and Development for Chevron Phillips Chemical from February 2011 to May 2011; President and CEO of Americas Styrenics LLC, a joint venture between the Dow Chemical Company and Chevron Phillips Chemical, from May 2008 to February 2011. Mr. Roberts has been a member of the Company’s Management Board since April 2014.

Kevin Brown

Mr. Kevin W. Brown has been promoted as Executive Vice President – Manufacturing and Refining of Company. He was Senior Vice President - Refining and Oxyfuels of LyondellBasell Industries NV. He leads the company’s global refining and fuels businesses, including manufacturing at the Houston, Texas (USA) and Berre (France) refineries. Mr. Brown was most recently Executive Vice President, Operations for Sinclair Oil Corporation, and he also served on the company’s Board of Directors. Previously, he was Refinery Manager of the Sinclair Tulsa Refinery and began his career with Texaco Refining and Marketing in Louisiana and Texas. Brown has held leadership positions with the petrochemical industry’s trade and advocacy organizations, most recently as Chairman of the Board of the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA). Mr. Brown further served on the Refining Subcommittee of the National Petroleum Council (NPC) Committee on Refining and Inventory Issues.

Jeffrey Kaplan

Mr. Jeffrey A. Kaplan has been appointed as an Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Company effective March 1, 2015. He has been deputy general counsel since joining LyondellBasell in December 2009. From 2001 to 2009 he served in a variety of leadership roles at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, including deputy general counsel. From 1992 to 2001 he was in private law practice in Houston . Kaplan earned his bachelor's degree from Amherst College and his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He serves on the national board of directors of the General Counsel Forum and is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and Houston Bar Foundation.

Massimo Covezzi

Mr. Massimo Covezzi is Senior Vice President - Research and Development of LyondellBasell Industries NV. Prior to the December 2007 merger of Basell and Lyondell Chemical Company, Mr. Covezzi served as President Research and Development with Basell Polyolefins. In 1983, Mr. Covezzi began his career working for a chromium salt company before joining Basell predecessor company Himont in 1984. At Himont his early assignments focused on engineering and process development. He contributed to the commercialization of Spheripol technology in North America. In 1995, when Himont became part of the Montell joint venture, he was named core technology director for polyethylene; in 1999 he was assigned the same responsibility for polypropylene. In these positions, he coordinated on a worldwide basis all related R&D activities and programs. In May 2005 Mr. Covezzi was appointed president of Research and Development based in Frankfurt for Basell Polyolefins. In April 2004, he was named head of Product and Application Development for Basell and R&D site coordinator in Frankfurt, Germany. From 2001 to 2004 he served as R&D and catalyst manufacturing site coordinator in Ferrara, Italy and head of Manufacturing Platforms within Basell.

Michael VanDerSnick

Mr. Michael VanDerSnick is Senior Vice President - Manufacturing, EAI of LyondellBasell Industries NV. Site manager of the Company’s Channelview, Matagorda, Chocolate Bayou and Bayport, Texas plants from 2004 to 2012.

Sergey Vasnetsov

Mr. Sergey Vasnetsov was Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning and Transactions of LyondellBasell Industries NV. Most recently Mr. Vasnetsov served as Managing Director and head of the Global Chemical Research Group for Barclays Capital. He started his industrial career as a senior chemist at the Union Carbide's corporate polyolefin catalysts research and development center in Bound Brook, NJ. Since 1996, Vasnetsov has worked at several investment banks as a senior research analyst covering chemicals. He has been recognized as one of the top chemical analysts by the Institutional Investor Magazine in each of 2000-2009 annual investor surveys. Mr. Vasnetsov graduated with a Masters of Science degree in kinetics and catalysis from the University of Novosibirsk in Russia and was a George Soros Scholar at Oxford University, United Kingdom.

William Allen

Mr. William B. Allen, Jr., is Principal Accounting Officer of LyondellBasell Industries NV., effective April 5, 2013. He previously served as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Albemarle Corporation, a global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of specialty chemicals, from 2009 until joining the Company. Prior to that, he held various other financial management positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure with Albemarle including Chief Financial Officer for their Catalysts and Fine Chemistry divisions, Director of Financial Planning and Analysis and also Director of Finance for Albemarle’s European operations based in Brussels, Belgium.

Larry Somma

Samuel Smolik

Mr. Samuel L. Smolik is Vice President - Health, Safety and Environment of LyondellBasell Industries NV. Mr. Smolik was most recently Smolik was most recently Vice President Global Downstream Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HS&E) of Royal Dutch Shell. Prior to joining Shell, he was Vice President, Global HS&E with The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan and also held a variety of domestic and international leadership positions in manufacturing, site HS&E, process engineering, process control and information systems. Mr. Smolik currently holds a number of leadership positions with organizations including the University of Texas at Austin (Engineering Advisory Board), World Environment Center (Board of Directors), Antwerp International School Foundation (President, Board of Directors), Ducks Unlimited (Conservation Programs Committee) and the Coastal Conservation Association (Foundation Committee).

Stephen Cooper

Mr. Stephen F. Cooper is Director of LyondellBasell Industries NV. He is Chief Executive Officer and Director of Warner Music Group Corp., a recorded music and music publishing business, since August 2011, Advisor at Zolfo Cooper, financial advisory and interim management firm, of which he is co-founder and former chairman, since July 1985, Managing Partner of Cooper Investment Partners, a private equity firm specializing in underperforming companies, since July 2008, Director of Ventech Engineers, Inc., an engineering and procurement services firm, since September 2011, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Restructuring Committee of LyondellBasell Industries AF S.C.A., the Company’s predecessor, from March 2009 to April 2010, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, a privately held motion picture and theatrical production and distribution company, from August 2009 to December 2010.

Jacques Aigrain

Dr. Jacques Aigrain is Independent Director of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. He was Chairman of LCH Clearnet Group, Limited, a clearinghouse group, since March 2010, Chief Executive Officer of SwissRe, a global reinsurance company, from 2006 to 2009, Director of Swiss International Air Lines, since December 2001, Director of Lufthansa German Airlines, since September 2007, Director of Qatar Financial Centre Authority, the commercial arm of the Qatar Financial Centre, which is responsible for the expansion of Qatar’s financial services sector and for developing relationships with the regional and global financial community, since April 2012, Director of Resolution Ltd., a financial services company that acquires businesses in the insurance industry, from February 2010 to March 2013.

Jagjeet Bindra

Mr. Jagjeet Singh Bindra is Independent Director of LyondellBasell Industries NV. He is Director of Edison International, a generator and distributor of electric power, and its subsidiary, Southern California Edison Co., an electric utility company, since April 2010, Director of Transocean Ltd., an offshore drilling contractor and the provider of drilling management services, since 2011, Director of Larsen & Toubro, a technology, engineering, construction and manufacturing company, from 2009 to 2012, Director and Deputy Chairman of Transfield Services, a global provider of operations, maintenance and asset and project management services, from 2009 to 2012, President, Chevron Global Manufacturing, Chevron Corp.’s worldwide manufacturing division, from 2004 to 2009, Director of Advisory Board of Hart Energy Consulting, an energy industry publisher, from 2009 to 2010, Director of GS Caltex, a South Korean oil refiner, from 2003 to 2009, Director of Sriya Innovations, an alternative energy firm, from 2009 to 2010.

milton Carroll

Mr. Milton Carroll is Independent Director of LyondellBasell Industries NV. He is Chairman of CenterPoint Energy, a public utility holding company, since October 2002, Chairman of Instrument Products, a private oil-tool manufacturing company, since October 1977, Director of Halliburton, an oilfield services company, since December 2006, Chairman of Health Care Service Corporation, a health benefits company, since 2002, Director of Western Gas Holdings, LLC, the general partner of Western Gas Partners LP, an owner, operator and developer of midstream energy assets, since April 2008, Director of LRR Energy, L.P., an operator and developer of oil and natural gas properties, since 2011.

Claire Farley

Ms. Claire S. Farley is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Farley is a member of the general partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. Prior to joining KKR, she was co-founder and co-CEO of RPM Energy LLC. Farley previously was an advisory director of Jefferies Randall & Dewey, also serving as co-president. She was CEO of Randall & Dewey before it combined with Jefferies & Company. Prior to that, she was with Texaco, Inc. where her roles included CEO of HydroTexaco, president of the North American production division and president of worldwide exploration and new ventures. She has also served as CEO of two start-up ventures: Intelligent Diagnostics Corporation, and Trade-Ranger Inc. Farley serves on the board of directors of EnCana Corporation, FMC Technologies and Samson Resources.

Isabella Goren

Ms. Isabella (Bella) D. Goren is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Goren previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of AMR Corporation and American Airlines Inc. Goren was a member of AMR Corporation's executive committee and responsible for all of the company's financial functions, including corporate finance, corporate development, supply chain, financial planning, and relationships with the investment community. During her career with AMR and American Airlines, she held leadership positions in a number of functional areas, including operations and marketing. Goren serves on the board of directors of Gap Inc. and is also on the executive board of the Southern Methodist University Lyle School of Engineering.

Bruce Smith

Mr. Bruce A. Smith is Independent Director of Lyondellbasell Industries NV. He is Chief Executive Officer of One Cypress Energy LLC, a petroleum products provider, since December 2011, Chairman of Tesoro Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of petroleum products, from 1996 to April 2010. President and Chief Executive Officer of Tesoro from 1995 – April 2010, Director of GEVO, Inc., a renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, since June 2010, Director of Ventech Engineers, Inc., an engineering and procurement services company, since January 2012.

Rudy van der Meer

Mr. Rudy M. J. van der Meer is Independent Director of LyondellBasell Industries NV. He is Chairman of Supervisory Board of Imtech N.V., a technical services provider, since 2005, Chairman of Supervisory Board of Energie Beheer Nederland B.V., a Dutch state owned natural gas exploration, production, transportation and sale company, since 2006, Supervisory Director of James Hardie Industries S.E., an industrial fibre cement products and systems manufacturer, since 2007, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Coöperatie VGZ U.A., a health insurer, since 2011, Chairman of Supervisory Board of Gazelle Holding B.V., a bicycle manufacturing company, from 2005 to 2011, Supervisory Director of ING Nederland N.V, retail banking and insurance subsidiaries, respectively, of ING Groep N.V., from 2004 to 2011.

Douglas Pike

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