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Albemarle Corp (ALB.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Luther Kissam

54 2016 Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Scott Tozier

53 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Karen Narwold

59 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary

Donald LaBauve

52 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller

Jerry Masters

59 2018 Lead Independent Director

Mary Brlas

61 2017 Independent Director

William Hernandez

70 2011 Independent Director

Douglas Maine

70 2015 Independent Director

James O'Brien

64 2012 Independent Director

Diarmuid O'Connell

55 2018 Independent Director

Dean Seavers

58 2018 Independent Director

Gerald Steiner

58 2013 Independent Director

Harriett Taggart

71 2007 Independent Director

Alejandro Wolff

62 2015 Independent Director

David Ryan

2018 Vice President - Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Luther Kissam

Mr. Luther C. Kissam, IV, is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Kissam was first elected to our Board of Directors effective November 2011. He was elected as Chief Executive Officer effective September 2011 and as our President effective May 2013. Previously, Mr. Kissam served as President from March 2010 until March 2012, Executive Vice President, Manufacturing, Law and HS&E from May 2009 until March 2010, and as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Law and Corporate Secretary from January 2008 until May 2009. Mr. Kissam joined us in October 2003 and served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from that time until December 2005, when he was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Before joining us, Mr. Kissam served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Merisant Company (manufacturer and marketer of sweetener and consumer food products), having previously served as Associate General Counsel of Monsanto Company (provider of agricultural products and solutions). Mr. Kissam serves on the Advisory Committee of the Specialty Products Division at DowDupont since June 2018.

Scott Tozier

Mr. Scott A. Tozier is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Tozier also served as our Chief Accounting Officer from January 2013 until February 2014. Mr. Tozier has over 25 years of diversified international financial management experience. Following four years of assurance services with the international firm Ernst & Young, LLP, Mr. Tozier joined Honeywell International, Inc., where his 16 year career spanned senior financial positions in the U.S., Australia and Europe. His roles of increasing responsibilities included management of financial planning, analysis and reporting, global credit and treasury services and Chief Financial Officer of Honeywell’s Transportation Systems, Turbo Technologies and Building Solutions divisions. Most recently, Mr. Tozier served as Vice President of Finance, Operations and Transformation of Honeywell International, Inc. Mr. Tozier has served as a member of the board of directors of Garrett Motion Inc. since October 2018.

Karen Narwold

Ms. Karen G. Narwold is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Ms. Narwold has over 25 years of legal, management and business experience with global industrial and chemical companies. After five years in private practice, she served as Vice President, General Counsel, Human Resources and Secretary of GrafTech International Ltd., a global graphite and carbon manufacturer and former subsidiary of Union Carbide. She then served as Vice President and Strategic Counsel of Barzel Industries, a North American steel processor and distributor. Ms. Narwold resigned from Barzel in November 2009, after Barzel reached an agreement to sell substantially all of its assets in a planned transaction that was consummated in a sale pursuant to Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Prior to joining Albemarle, Ms. Narwold served as Special Counsel with Kelley Drye & Warren LLP and with Symmetry Advisors where she worked in the areas of strategic, financial and capital structure planning and restructuring for public and private companies. Ms. Narwold was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Ingevity Corporation on February 20, 2019.

Donald LaBauve

Mr. Donald J. LaBauve, Jr., is Chief Accounting officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. Mr. LaBauve Jr. was elected Vice President, Corporate Controller effective February 2013, and Chief Accounting Officer effective February 2014, after having previously served as Vice President, Finance - Business Operations since April 2009. Mr. LaBauve served as Chief Financial Officer, Fine Chemistry from April 2007 until April 2009, and prior to that time held the role of Controller, Polymer Solutions from January 2006 through March 2007. Since joining the Company in 1990, Mr. LaBauve has held various staff and leadership positions of increasing responsibility within the finance function, including an assignment to our European headquarters in Belgium in April 2000, where he held the regional finance leadership role from July 2002 through June 2005.

Jerry Masters

Mr. Jerry Kent Masters is Lead Independent Director of the company. Mr. Masters is Former Chief Executive Officer of Foster Wheeler AG, a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment supplier (October 2011 to November 2014 when acquired by Amec Plc) when Foster Wheeler AG was acquired by Amec plc to form Amec Foster Wheeler plc. he is Former member of the executive board of Linde AG, a global leader in manufacturing and sales of industrial gases, with responsibility for the Americas, Africa and the South Pacific. He served as member of the board of directors of BOC Group, plc, a global industrial gas company, which was acquired by Linde AG in 2006. He was Director of QSuper Holdings, Inc. (private environmental services company) from 2016 to 2018. He served as Director at Amec Foster Wheeler plc from 2015 to 2017.

Mary Brlas

Ms. Mary Lauren Brlas serves as Independent Director of the company. Ms. Brlas is Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Newmont Mining Corporation from September 2013 until October 2016 (retired December 2016). She is Former Executive Vice President and President Global Operations of Cliffs Natural Resources. She served as Chairman of the Board of Perrigo Company plc since April 2016. She is Director of Exelon Corporation since October 2018. She serves as Director in Graphic Packaging since January 2019.

William Hernandez

Mr. William H. Hernandez is an Independent Director of the Company., since January 1, 2011. Mr. Hernandez brings to the Board of Directors broad experience in corporate finance, risk management, operations, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and executive compensation. In particular, Mr. Hernandez is highly qualified in the fields of accounting, internal controls and economics, all of which contribute to effective service on our Board of Directors. Through his service on the board of directors of other public companies, he has gained additional experience in risk management and corporate governance. retired;previously served as Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer of PPG Industries, Inc., a global manufacturer of coatings and specialty products, from 1995 to 2009; other directorships: Northrop Grumman Corporation (leading global security company) since September 2013; Black Box Corporation (provider of network infrastructure services) from December 2009 to 2017; USG Corporation (manufacturer and distributor of building materials) since September 2009; and Eastman Kodak Company (provider of imaging technology products and services to the photographic and graphic communications markets) from 2002 to 2013. Mr. Hernandez chairs the audit committees of both Northrop Grumman Corporation and USG Corporation.

Douglas Maine

Mr. Douglas L. Maine is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Maine’s prior service on the board of Rockwood and his broad experience in corporate finance, technology and strategic planning is valuable to the Board of Directors. previously served as a director of Rockwood since August 2005. Mr. Maine joined International Business Machines, or IBM (a multinational technology and consulting corporation), in 1998 as Chief Financial Officer following a 20 year career with MCI (a global telecommunications company), where he was Chief Financial Officer from 1992-1998; other directorships: Orbital ATK, Inc. (formerly known as Alliant Techsystems, Inc., an aerospace, defense, and sporting goods company) since December 2005; and Broadsoft, Inc. (global communication software and service provider) since May 2007. Mr. Maine is audit committee Chairman of both companies’ boards. Mr. Maine was recently appointed to a second three-year term on the “Standing Advisory Group” for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Since May 2009, Mr. Maine has been a Limited Partner and Senior Advisor with Brown Brothers Harriman.

James O'Brien

Mr. James J. O'Brien is an Independent Director of Albemarle Corp. Mr. O’Brien has extensive knowledge of the chemical industry, and he brings significant management experience and knowledge to the Board of Directors in the areas of finance, accounting, international business operations, risk oversight and corporate governance. He also brings significant experience gained from service on the board of directors of other public companies. retired, having previously served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ashland Inc. through December 2014; prior to this position, Mr. O’Brien was President and Chief Operating Officer of Ashland Inc. and Senior Vice President and Group Operating Officer of Ashland Inc. He previously served as the President of Valvoline. Other directorships: Eastman Chemical Company (a specialty chemical company) since February 2016; Humana Inc. (a managed health care company) since April 2006; Wesco International, Inc. (an electronics distribution and services company) from 2015 to 2017; and Ashland Inc. (global chemical producer) from 2002 to 2014. Mr. O’Brien serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Fisher Graduate College of Business at The Ohio State University.

Diarmuid O'Connell

Mr. Diarmuid B. O'Connell is an Independent Director of the Company. Most recently He served as Vice President, Corporate & Business Development of Tesla Motors Inc., an American electric vehicle manufacturer, energy storage company and solar panel manufacturer from 2010 to 2017; Vice President, Business Development from 2006 to 2010. He served as Chief of Staff in Bureau of Political Military Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. He serves as Member of Board in Dana Incorporated since February 2018.

Dean Seavers

Mr. Dean L. Seavers is an Independent Director of the company. he is the President of National Grid U.S. since 2014. He is Executive Director in National Grid plc since April 2015. he was the Founder and former President and CEO of Red Hawk Fire & Security (2012-2014). He is Founder and former President and CEO of Red Hawk Fire & Security (2012-2014). he is Former President of Global Services, United Technologies Corporation’s Fire & Security businesses.

Gerald Steiner

Mr. Gerald A. Steiner is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Steiner brings to the Board of Directors extensive experience, with particular focus on government affairs, global business, strategy and the agricultural industry. Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of managers of Arvegenix Inc., a renewable fuel development company, since January 2015, having previously served as Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs of Monsanto Company prior to his retirement in January 2014; Mr. Steiner is a principal of Alta Grow Consulting LLC and the former Chair of the Food and Agriculture Section of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Mr. Steiner is a past chair of the CropLife International Plant Biotechnology Strategy Council and an Executive Committee member of the Council for Biotechnology Information. Mr. Steiner is the Chairman of The Keystone Center and has been a director since 2004. He is also a founder and board member of the Global Harvest Initiative, a public-private initiative whose mission is to sustainably double agricultural production by 2050 and co-founder of Field to Market, an agricultural sustainability organization.

Harriett Taggart

Dr. Harriett Tee Taggart, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Taggart's Financial expertise, business strategy analysis, chemical industry experience and investor perspective from her service on the board of The Lubrizol Corporation (specialty chemicals producer) and her experience as a portfolio manager and Chemicals industry analyst at Wellington Management LLC, an investment management firm. She is Experienced in risk oversight, executive compensation and corporate governance matters. Formerly she served as a Partner of Wellington Management LLC, an investment management firm; previously as global sector equity portfolio manager and global industry analyst for the chemicals and related industries. She serves as Director in The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (property and casualty insurance company) since February 2009; and a trustee of the Eaton Vance Mutual Fund Complex (a fund complex comprised of 176 funds) since September 2011.

Alejandro Wolff

Amb. (Ret.) Alejandro Wolff is an Independent Director of the company. Ambassador Wolff's prior service on the board of Rockwood Holdings and his vast experience in international political, economic and commercial affairs provides valuable expertise for service on our Board of Directors. previously served as a director of Rockwood since August 2013. As U.S. Ambassador to Chile from September 2010 until August 2013, Ambassador Wolff served 33 years in the U.S. Department of State, joining as a Foreign Service Officer in 1979 and retiring in August 2013. His served as U.S. Ambassador to Chile (September 2010 - August 2013) and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2005-2010). Ambassador Wolff retired from the U.S. Department of State in August 2013. Ambassador Wolff also served in Algeria, Morocco, Chile, Cyprus, the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, and as Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’Affaires in 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. Ambassador Wolff previously served as Managing Director of Gryphon Partners LLC (a global advisory firm focused on frontier markets) from 2014 – 2016. Other directorships: Versum Materials, Inc. (an electronic materials company), since 2016; JetSMART Airlines, SpA (a private airline in South America) since 2017.

David Ryan

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Luther Kissam

6,666,390

Scott Tozier

2,210,370

Karen Narwold

2,049,040

Donald LaBauve

667,737

Jerry Masters

268,606

Mary Brlas

239,400

William Hernandez

250,872

Douglas Maine

230,872

James O'Brien

240,872

Diarmuid O'Connell

215,851

Dean Seavers

215,851

Gerald Steiner

237,356

Harriett Taggart

230,872

Alejandro Wolff

240,597

David Ryan

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As Of  30 Dec 2018