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Renewable Energy Group Inc (REGI.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Stroburg

66 2011 Chairman of the Board

Daniel Oh

52 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Jackson

62 2014 Lead Independent Director

Peter Harding

64 2014 Director

Delbert Christensen

68 2006 Independent Director

Randolph Howard

66 2007 Independent Director

Michael Scharf

69 2012 Independent Director

Christopher Sorrells

48 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Stroburg

Mr. Jeffrey Stroburg is Chairman of the Board of Renewable Energy Group Inc. Mr. Stroburg has served as a director since June 2006. Mr. Stroburg has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Southern States Cooperative since May 2015. Mr. Stroburg served as our Chief Executive Officer from June 2006 to September 2011. Mr. Stroburg concurrently served as Chief Executive Officer of West Central Cooperative ("West Central") from October 1999 until January 2015. He has also held the position of President of West Central from July 2003 until January 2015. Prior to joining West Central, Mr. Stroburg was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Eastern Ag Region of Land O’ Lakes, an agricultural cooperative, from 1998 to 1999. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Stroburg was President and Chief Executive Officer of Countrymark Cooperative, a refiner and distributor of diesel, gasoline and other petroleum products. From 1987 to 1997, Mr. Stroburg was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Farm Bureau Cooperative and held positions within the Missouri Farmers Association. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Stroburg also served as a director for A.C. Toepfer International, a Hamburg, Germany trading company for agricultural products, and as a director for CF Industries, a fertilizer manufacturing company. Mr. Stroburg served on the board of directors for the Associated Benefits Corporation and the Cooperative Business International. Currently, Mr. Stroburg serves on the board of directors for the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, the Biosciences Alliance of Iowa and the Iowa State University’s Center for Crops Utilization Research Industry/Stakeholder Advisory Board. Mr. Stroburg holds a B.S. from Iowa State University.

Daniel Oh

Mr. Daniel J. Oh is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Renewable Energy Group Inc. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a director since September 2011 and President since April 2009. Mr. Oh served as our Chief Operating Officer from June 2007 to September 2011, our Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President from June 2006 to June 2007 and as Secretary from August 2006 until March 2009. From May 2004 to May 2006, Mr. Oh served at Agri Business Group, Inc., or ABG, an agribusiness management consulting firm, including as Associate Director, Director and Vice President. Prior to joining ABG, Mr. Oh served in several different positions, including Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Team Leader and Manager, in the Corporate Finance and Investment Banking area of the Corporate Strategy and Business Development Group at Eli Lilly and Company, a global pharmaceutical company, from August 2001 to May 2004. From 2000 to August 2001, Mr. Oh served as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, a leading consulting firm, where he focused on the pharmaceutical industry. From 1987 to 1998, Mr. Oh served as an officer in the United States Army, earning the rank of Major. Mr. Oh holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago with concentrations in finance, accounting and strategic management as well as a B.S. with a concentration in economics from the United States Military Academy. Mr. Oh’s employment agreement with us provides that he will serve as a director.

Michael Jackson

Mr. Michael A. Jackson is an Lead Independent Director of Renewable Energy Group Inc., Since October 2014, Mr. Jackson has served as CEO and President of Jackson and Associates Consulting, LLC. Mr. Jackson served as the Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer of Trupointe Cooperative, Inc. from September 2011 until October 2014. Mr. Jackson served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Adayana, Inc., a human capital development and agribusiness management consulting firm, from April 2008 to May 2011 and served as Chief Operating Officer of Adayana, Inc. from February 2006 to April 2008. Mr. Jackson was Chief Executive Officer and President of Agri Business Group, Inc., an agribusiness consulting and training company, which he founded in 1979, until its merger with Adayana, Inc. in October 2005. Mr. Jackson is a member of the board of directors of Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P., a nitrogen fertilizer company and is chairman of the board of ABG Ag Services. Mr. Jackson holds a B.S. in agricultural economics from Purdue University.

Peter Harding

Mr. Peter J. M. Harding is Director of Renewable Energy Group Inc., since December 2014. Most recently, he was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Westway Group, Inc. (“Westway”), a liquid storage and liquid animal feed business, from May 2009 until his retirement in June 2010. Prior to joining Westway, Mr. Harding served in various roles at ED&F Man Holdings Limited, including as member of the board of directors and as Managing Director, molasses and palm oil trading, feed products, third party storage and biofuels division. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Westway Holdings Corporation from 1997 to 2006. Concurrent with his service as Chief Executive Officer, he served as President of Westway Terminal Company, Inc. from 2001 to 2004. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Harding was Chief Executive Officer of ED&F Man’s North American Cocoa Processing Group and prior to that was Chief Executive Officer of Savannah Cocoa, Inc. from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Harding served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Refined Sugars, Inc. from 1985 to 1989. Additionally, Mr. Harding owned and managed an asset management firm and commodity fund during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Delbert Christensen

Mr. Delbert Christensen is an Independent Director of Renewable Energy Group Inc., since August 2006. Mr. Christensen was a director of West Central, from 1993 to 2014. Mr. Christensen was the Chairman of the Board of West Central from June 2010 to June 2012. Since January 2004, he has served as the President of CHMD Pork, a hog producer. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Iowa Soybean Association from October 2009 to October 2010 and was on the Board of Directors of the Iowa Soybean Association from 2003 through 2014. Mr. Christensen serves on the Soybean Promotion and Research Board, the United Soybean Board and the executive board of the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Mr. Christensen holds a B.S. in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University.

Randolph Howard

Mr. Randolph L. Howard is an Independent Director of Renewable Energy Group, Inc. From July 2004 to until his retirement in September 2005, Mr. Howard served as the Senior Vice President for the Global Gas Division of Unocal Corporation, an oil company. Prior to that role, Mr. Howard served as Regional Vice President of Unocal’s International Energy Operations - North ASEAN and President with Unocal Thailand from May 1999 to June 2004. Mr. Howard served in various managerial roles at Unocal over 17 years including Vice President, Refining and Vice President, Supply, Trading and Transportation. Mr. Howard participated in the advanced executive program at Northwestern University and holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from University of California Berkeley.

Michael Scharf

Mr. Michael M. Scharf is an Independent Director of Renewable Energy Group Inc. and previously served as a member of our board of directors from August 2006 until December 2009. Mr. Scharf served as a director of Patriot Coal Corporation from November 2007 to December 2013 and previously served as a director of Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Scharf served as Executive Director, Global Financial Services from January 2010 until his retirement in July 2011 and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bunge North America, Inc., the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited an agribusiness and food company, from 1989 to 2009. Prior to joining Bunge North America, Mr. Scharf served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Peabody Holding Company, Inc. from 1978 to 1989 and as a Tax Manager at Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1969 to 1978. Mr. Scharf holds a B.S. in accounting from Wheeling Jesuit University and is a certified public accountant.

Christopher Sorrells

Mr. Christopher D. Sorrells is an Independent Director of Renewable Energy Group, Inc. Mr. Sorrells has worked at NGP Energy Technology Partners, L.P., a private equity firm investing in companies that provide products and services to the energy, power and environmental industries, since its formation in September 2005 and currently serves as a Managing Director. From September 2003 to September 2005, Mr. Sorrells worked at Clarity Partners, a private equity firm. Mr. Sorrells served as a principal with Banc of America Securities from June 1998 to November 2002 and as an associate with Salomon Smith Barney from August 1996 to June 1998. Mr. Sorrells is a member of the board of directors of GSE Systems, a simulation and training company for the energy and power industries, Living Earth, an organic manufacturing and recycling company, groSolar, an engineering, procurement and construction company focused on solar installations and he is a board observer at Community Energy, a utility scale solar developer. Mr. Sorrells holds an M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary, a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. from Washington and Lee University. Mr. Sorrells was nominated as a director by NGP Energy Technology Partners, L.P.

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