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AgroFresh Solutions Inc (AGFS.OQ)

AGFS.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nance Dicciani

70 2016 Chairman of the Board

Jordi Ferre

2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Graham Miao

54 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Ermi

2015 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Paul Nselel

2018 Vice President and Global General Manager - Post-Harvest

Denise Devine

62 2018 Director

Gregory Freiwald

61 2015 Director

George Lobisser

62 2016 Director

Stephen Trevor

53 2015 Director

Macauley Whiting

2015 Director

Robert Campbell

70 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Nance Dicciani

Dr. Nance K. Dicciani Ph.D., is Chairman of the Board of the Company. She is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell International Specialty Materials (a diversified technology and manufacturing company). Ms. Dicciani served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell International Specialty Materials from 2001 to 2008. Ms. Dicciani is a director of Praxair, Inc. (since 2008), Halliburton Company (since 2009) and LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (since 2013), and is a former director of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (2008-2014).

Jordi Ferre

Mr. Jordi Ferre has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective October 03, 2016. Mr. Ferre has more than 25 years of international experience in the food ingredients industry, most recently serving as the chief operating officer of PureCircle Limited (“PureCircle”), a global leader in natural food ingredients, including stevia sweetener, from June 2014 to the present, and prior to that as PureCircle’s President, Commercial Division from January 2009 to June 2014. Mr. Ferre’s positions prior to joining PureCircle include serving as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Splenda Sucralose with Tate & Lyle PLC, Vice President, Sales and marketing with Wise Foods, Inc. and Vice President, Marketing/Business Development Americas with Chupa Chups Group.

Graham Miao

Dr. Graham G. Miao, Ph.D. is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (“Pernix”) from July 2016 through December 2017, and served as a member of Pernix’s board of directors from November 2016 to November 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Miao served as a senior advisor to Pernix’s interim Chief Executive Officer and board of directors from May 2016 to July 2016. Before joining Pernix, Mr. Miao served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Interpace Diagnostics, Inc. (formerly known as PDI, Inc.), from October 2014 until March 2016. From September 2011 to September 2014, Mr. Miao served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and held the additional role as interim Co-President and interim Co-Chief Executive Officer from September 2013 to September 2014, of Delcath Systems, Inc. From September 2009 until September 2011, Mr. Miao served as Chief of Staff for the Global CFO Organization and as member of the Financial Leadership Team at Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. Previously, Mr. Miao was Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Pagoda Pharmaceuticals and Vice President of Strategic Planning & Financial Analysis at Symrise Inc. Prior to that, he worked at Schering-Plough Corporation, serving as division CFO for the company’s $3 billion primary care pharmaceuticals franchise and held senior management positions at Pharmacia, including division CFO for the company’s $1.3 billion global oncology franchise. Earlier in his career, Mr. Miao worked as a biotechnology equity analyst at J.P. Morgan and a research scientist at Roche. Mr. Miao earned an M.B.A. in finance and a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Columbia University, an M.S. in molecular biology from Arizona State University, and a B.S. in biology from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Thomas Ermi

Mr. Thomas Ermi is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining AgroFresh, Mr. Ermi was a managing attorney in the TDCC Legal Department, where he served as the Commercial Legal Director and member of the Management Team for TDCC’s global Electronic Materials Business as well as M&A counsel supporting multiple TDCC businesses, positions he held since 2009. Before joining TDCC, Mr. Ermi served as the Commercial Legal Director and member of the Management Team for the Electronic Materials, Powder Coatings and Automotive Coatings businesses of R&H, which he joined in 2000. In the 15 years he has been with TDCC and R&H, Mr. Ermi has been a lead counsel in numerous M&A transactions in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Paul Nselel

Mr. Paul Nselel is Vice President and Global General Manager - Post-Harvest of the Company. Prior to joining AgroFresh, Nselel held a variety of positions at Monsanto over an eight-year period ranging from marketing to leading the company's commercial effort and teams in Eastern Europe, then in the eastern U.S. Before Monsanto, Nselel spent six years with Nike in strategic planning and began his career in banking with companies such as Paribas in Europe and Lehman Brothers in New York. Nselel earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Poitiers, his Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Caen and his Master in Business Administration from the Wharton School. He is fluent in English and French and speaks Spanish.

Denise Devine

Ms. Denise L. Devine is Director of the company. She is the founder and since 2014 has served as the Chief Executive Officer of FNB Holdings, LLC, a company dedicated to initiatives in the health and wellness space. Ms. Devine was also founder and has served for more than ten years as the Chief Executive Officer of Nutripharm, Inc., a company that has generated a portfolio of composition and process patents to create innovative natural food, beverage, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products that facilitate nutrition and lifelong health. Ms. Devine, a certified public accountant, also previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Energy Solutions International and in financial management positions for Campbell Soup Company. Ms. Devine has served as Chair of the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy and on the Board of the American Institute of CPAs. Ms. Devine has served as a director of Fulton Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: FULT) (“Fulton”) since 2012, and serves as a member of Fulton’s audit committee, as Chair of Fulton’s human resources committee, and a member of Fulton’s executive committee. Ms. Devine was a member of the Board of Trustees of Villanova University from 2005 to 2015, where she was the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. She has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Lourdes Health System since 2010 and was appointed to the Board of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania in 2016. Ms. Devine received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Taxation from Villanova Law School, and a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University.

Gregory Freiwald

Mr. Gregory M. Freiwald is Director of the Company. Mr. Freiwald served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of TDCC from January 2008 until he retired. During that time, he also had responsibilities for Aviation and Corporate Affairs. He also was a member of TDCC's Executive Leadership Team. Mr. Freiwald joined TDCC in 1979 and held various roles prior to being named Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in January 2008. Mr. Freiwald was a board member of The Dow Foundation from 2009 until April 2015. Mr. Freiwald holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Universidad Del Centro de La Provincia de Buenos Aires.

George Lobisser

Mr. George Lobisser serves as Director of the Company. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of RipeLocker LLC, a start-up company focused on developing a proprietary system that aims to extend the shelf life of perishable produce, since co-founding it in March 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Lobisser served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pace International, LLC, a provider of post-harvest solutions and technologies, from January 2001 until its sale to Valent BioSciences Corporation in December 2012. Prior to joining Pace International, Mr. Lobisser was a partner in S/L Partners, a private equity firm he co-owned. Mr. Lobisser began his career in the tax department at Deloitte. Prior to Pace, he was an owner and partner in S/L Partners, a private equity firm investing in businesses in the Seattle area. He previously has served on the boards of B-Line, LLC, Java Trading and NeoVisionCorporation. He also has served on the non-profit boards of The Produce for Better Health Foundation, the Washington State Investment Board and the Seattle Repertory Theatre. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Northern Colorado and a Juris Doctor from Gonzaga Law School. He has been a part-time lecturer at the University of Washington School of Business and is a member of the Washington State Bar Association (inactive).

Stephen Trevor

Mr. Stephen S. Trevor is Director of the Company. Since February 2012, Mr. Trevor has served as a portfolio manager at Avenue focused on private debt, private equity and distressed for control investments. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Trevor held various leadership roles at Morgan Stanley, including co-head of Merchant Banking and Private Equity, global co-head of Investment Management and was a member of Morgan Stanley's management and risk committees. During his time at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Trevor oversaw capital raises for Morgan Stanley Capital Partners V, Morgan Stanley Credit Partners, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia Fund 3. He also sat on the investment committees of funds totaling $25 billion of assets under management and with more than 600 employees. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Trevor was a partner and managing director in the Principal Investment Area in Goldman Sachs. During his fifteen year tenure, Mr. Trevor, who was based in New York, London and Hong Kong, headed multiple Goldman Sachs initiatives, including leading Goldman Sachs Capital Partners' investing activities in Germany and served on the Principal Investment Area's Investment and Operating committees. Mr. Trevor has served on the board of directors of various companies, including Berry Plastics Corporation, Capmark Financial Group, Cobalt International Energy, L.P., Cognis, Deutsche Kabel, Messer Griesheim Holding and Wincor Nixdorf. Mr. Trevor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Psychology from Columbia College, a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and was a member of the United States Olympic Fencing teams in 1984 and 1988.

Macauley Whiting

Mr. Macauley Whiting Jr., is Director of the Company. He has served as president of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation since April 2014. Mr. Whiting served the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation as a trustee since 1996 and was appointed Treasurer in 2005. In addition, Mr. Whiting served as President and CEO of Decker Energy International, a privately-held renewable energy company he founded in 1982 and built up until 2012, when he sold the company. Mr. Whiting holds a B.S.E. degree, cum laude, in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University.

Robert Campbell

Mr. Robert J. Campbell has served on the board of directors as an independent director since February 2014. Since November 2011, Mr. Campbell has served as the chairman of the board of directors of Enstar Group Limited, an insurance run-off company, and has served as its independent director since November 2007. Mr. Campbell has served as an independent director of Camden National Corporation, a public holding company, since 1999, and is a member of its audit committee and chair of its capital committee. Since January 1991, Mr. Campbell has served as a partner at Beck, Mack & Oliver LLC, a private investment advisory firm. Mr. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from Williams College.