People: Rockwood Holdings Inc (ROC)

ROC on New York Consolidated

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22 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Seifollah Ghasemi

69 2014 Chairman of the Board

Robert Zatta

64 2014 Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Thomas Riordan

64 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Sheldon Erikson

72 2005 Independent Director

Douglas Maine

65 2005 Independent Director

J. Kent Masters

54 2007 Independent Director

Alejandro Wolff

57 2013 Independent Director

Nahla Azmy

Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Seifollah Ghasemi

Mr. Seifollah Ghasemi serves as Director of Rockwood Holdings Inc. He is no longer serve as Chief Executive Officer effective June 30, 2014 and as Chairman of the Board of the Company effective January 1, 2015. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rockwood and subsidiary, Rockwood Specialties Group, Inc., since November 2001. From 1997 to 2001 he was with GKN, plc, a $6.0 billion revenue per year global industrial company. He served as a director of the Main Board of GKN, plc and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GKN Sinter Metals, Inc. and Hoeganes Corporation. Before that, for 18 years, Mr. Ghasemi was with BOC Group, plc, a $7.0 billion revenue per year global industrial gas company, which is now part of Linde AG. He was a director of the Main Board of BOC Group, plc, President, BOC Gases Americas and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Process Plants, Ltd. and Cryostar. Mr. Ghasemi also serves on the board of directors of EnerSys and serves as Chairman of the Electrification Coalition, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit group of business leaders committed to reducing oil dependence through the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass scale. Mr. Ghasemi has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Robert Zatta

Mr. Robert J. Zatta serves as Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Rockwood Holdings Inc., effective July 1, 2014. Robert J. Zatta has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rockwood since April 2001. Prior to joining Rockwood, Mr. Zatta spent 12 years with the Campbell Soup Company, where he held several significant financial management positions, including his latest position as Vice President responsible for Corporate Development and Strategic Planning. Mr. Zatta has a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. in Finance.

Thomas Riordan

Mr. Thomas J. Riordan has been Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Company effective July 1, 2014. He has been Senior Vice President, Law & Administration of Rockwood since 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Riordan was Vice President, Law & Administration of Laporte Inc. (Rockwood's predecessor) since 1992 and joined Laporte in 1989. Mr. Riordan worked for UOP from 1975 to 1989 where he held various positions, including Chief Litigation Counsel. Mr. Riordan has a B.A., an M.B.A. and a J.D.

Sheldon Erikson

Mr. Sheldon R. Erikson serves as an Independent Director of Rockwood Holdings Inc. Mr. Erikson is currently a director and was the Chairman of the Board of Cameron International Corporation, a global manufacturer, provider and servicer of petroleum equipment from 1996 to 2011 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2008. He was Chairman of the Board from 1988 to 1995, and President from 1987 to 1995, of The Western Company of North America, an international petroleum service company. He serves on the board of directors of Endeavour International Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and development company headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Douglas Maine

Mr. Douglas L. Maine serves as an Independent Director of Rockwood Holdings Inc. Mr. Maine joined International Business Machines in 1998 as Chief Financial Officer following a 20 year career with MCI, where he was Chief Financial Officer from 1992-1998. He was named General Manager of ibm.com in 2000, General Manager of Consumer Products Industry in 2003 and retired in 2005. Mr. Maine also serves on the boards of directors of Alliant Techsystems, Inc. and Broadsoft, Inc., and is Audit Committee Chairman of both companies' boards. Mr. Maine is a Limited Partner and Senior Advisor with Brown Brothers Harriman. Mr. Maine has a B.S. from Temple University and a M.B.A. from Hofstra University.

J. Kent Masters

Mr. J. Kent Masters serves as an Independent Director of Rockwood Holdings Inc. Mr. Masters was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Foster Wheeler AG, a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment supplier, on October 1, 2011. Mr. Masters was also elected to the board of directors of Foster Wheeler AG in November 2011. Prior to joining Foster Wheeler, Mr. Masters was a member of the executive board of Linde AG since 2006. Prior to joining Linde AG, Mr. Masters was a member of the board of directors of BOC Group, plc, a global industrial gas company, which was acquired by Linde AG in 2006. At BOC Group, plc, he served as President, Process Gas Solutions-Americas, from 2002-2005, and as Chief Executive, Industrial and Special Products, from 2005 until 2006. Mr. Masters was the non-executive Chairman of African Oxygen Limited from 2005 until 2011. Mr. Masters has a B.Sc. degree in chemical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from New York University.

Alejandro Wolff

Ambassador Alejandro Daniel Wolff has been appointed as an Independent Director of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., effective August 28, 2013. As U.S. Ambassador to Chile since September 2010, Ambassador Wolff is a 33-year veteran of the Department of State since joining as a Foreign Service Officer in 1979. His most recent prior assignment was Ambassador and Deputy Permanent U.S. Representative to the United Nations (2005-2010). Ambassador Wolff retired from the U.S. Department of State on August 23, 2013. Ambassador Wolff 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 (1981-1982), in the Office of Soviet Union Affairs (1988-1989), in the Office of the Under Secretary for Political Affairs (1989-1991), as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department (1996-1998), and as the Executive Assistant to Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell (1998-2001). Ambassador Wolff is the recipient of the Department of State's Distinguished, Superior, and Meritorious Honor Awards. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1978 from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Nahla Azmy

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Seifollah Ghasemi

8,811,510

Robert Zatta

2,537,010

Thomas Riordan

2,391,610

Sheldon Erikson

--

Douglas Maine

--

J. Kent Masters

--

Alejandro Wolff

--

Nahla Azmy

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Seifollah Ghasemi

1,626,480 39,515,800

Robert Zatta

237,853 2,169,468

Thomas Riordan

306,055 3,534,049

Sheldon Erikson

0 0

Douglas Maine

0 0

J. Kent Masters

0 0

Alejandro Wolff

0 0

Nahla Azmy

0 0
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