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Celanese Corp (CE.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Rohr

65 2012 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Oliver

45 2017 Principal Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Scott Sutton

52 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, President - Materials Solutions

Peter Edwards

55 2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Gjon Nivica

51 2017 Senior Vice President

Edward Galante

66 2016 Lead Independent Director

Jean Blackwell

62 2014 Independent Director

William Brown

54 2016 Independent Director

Bennie Fowler

61 2017 Independent Director

Kathryn Hill

60 2015 Independent Director

David Hoffmeister

62 2016 Independent Director

Jay Ihlenfeld

65 2012 Independent Director

John Wulff

68 2006 Independent Director

Surabhi Varshney

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Rohr

Mr. Mark C. Rohr is a Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Celanese Corp. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rohr was Executive Chairman and director of Albemarle Corporation, a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly-engineered specialty chemicals. During his 11 years with Albemarle, he held various executive positions, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rohr held executive leadership roles with various companies, including Occidental Chemical Corporation and The Dow Chemical Company. Mr. Rohr has served on the board of directors of Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (f/k/a Ashland Inc.) since 2008, and currently serves as a member of its audit committee and its environmental, health & safety committee. In 2016, he also served as Chairman of the American Chemistry Council's Executive Committee and as Chairman of the International Association of Chemical Associations. Mr. Rohr received a bachelor's degree in chemistry and chemical engineering from Mississippi State University.

Kevin Oliver

Mr. Kevin S. Oliver serves as Principal Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company. He was Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Oliver has served as the Company’s vice president and controller since May 2012. From March 2008 to May 2012, Mr. Oliver served as the Company’s assistant controller and director of technical accounting. From December 2003 to February 2008, Mr. Oliver worked as associate director of inspections for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. He spent 11 years of his career at public accounting firms including as senior manager at Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen, each an assurance, tax and advisory services firm, in various positions in the auditing practice. Mr. Oliver holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern Nazarene University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Scott Sutton

Mr. Scott McDougald Sutton is a Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, President - Materials Solutions of the Company. has over 25 years of experience in the chemical industry. He joined the Company in August 2013 and most recently served as Executive Vice President and President, Materials Solutions of the Company. Prior thereto, he served as the Company’s Co-Lead, Materials Solutions, Vice President and General Manager, Engineered Materials and Vice President of Supply Chain, with overall accountability for global manufacturing, procurement, logistics and capital, and Vice President of acetic acid and anhydride. Mr. Sutton was the President and General Manager of Chemtura Agrosolutions, a division of Chemtura Corporation, from February 2011 until July 2013. He also previously served as the Business Manager of tank construction for Landmark Structures and held positions of increasing responsibility with Albemarle Corporation over an 18 year period. Mr. Sutton earned a civil engineering degree from Louisiana State University and is a registered professional engineer in Texas.

Peter Edwards

Mr. Peter G. Edwards is a Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Edwards previously was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Baxalta Incorporated, the biopharmaceutical spin-off from Baxter, from June 2015 until its merger with Shire plc in July 2016. Before that, he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the global specialty pharmaceuticals company Mallinckrodt plc from June 2013 to June 2015, and served as its Vice President and General Counsel from May 2010 to its spin-off from Covidien plc in June 2013. He previously served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Solvay Pharmaceuticals in Brussels, Belgium from June 2007 until April 2010 and as its Senior Vice President and General Counsel in the US from October 2005 to June 2007. Before that, he held in- house positions of increasing responsibility within Mettler-Toledeo, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company. Mr. Edwards began his career in 1990 as an associate in the Kansas City, Missouri office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Mr. Edwards received his J.D., cum laude, from Brigham Young University.

Gjon Nivica

Mr. Gjon N. Nivica, Jr., is a Senior Vice President of Celanese Corp. He has served as our Senior Vice President and General Counsel since April 2009 and served as our Corporate Secretary from April 2009 to February 2014. Mr. Nivica previously served as Deputy General Counsel to Honeywell International Inc., a global technology and manufacturing leader, and Vice President and General Counsel of the Honeywell Transportation Systems business group from 2005 to 2009. Prior to that time, he was the Vice President and General Counsel of Honeywell Aerospace Electronic Systems from 2002 to 2005 and of Honeywell Engines Systems and Services from 1996 to 2002. Mr. Nivica began his career in 1989 as a corporate associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, a global law firm, where he specialized in acquisitions, divestitures and general corporate and securities work, before becoming Mergers & Acquisitions Senior Counsel to AlliedSignal Aerospace Inc. from 1994 to 1996. Mr. Nivica received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University Law School.

Edward Galante

Mr. Edward G. Galante is a Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Galante served as Senior Vice President and as a member of the management committee of Exxon Mobil Corporation, an international oil and gas company, from August 2001 until his retirement in 2006. Prior to that, he held various management positions of increasing responsibility during his more than 30 years with Exxon Mobil Corporation, including serving as Executive Vice President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Galante currently serves as a director (since 2007), chairman of the compensation and management development committee and as a member of the governance and nominating committee and the technology, safety and sustainability committee of Praxair, Inc. He also serves as a director (since 2010) and chairman of the governance committee of Clean Harbors, Inc. He also serves as a director (since 2016) and member of the compensation committee and the environmental, health, safety and security committee of Tesoro Corporation. From 2008 until November 2014, Mr. Galante served as a member of the board of directors of Foster Wheeler AG, which included service on Foster Wheeler's compensation and executive development committee (including as chairman) and audit committee.

Jean Blackwell

Ms. Jean S. Blackwell is an Independent Director of the Company. In May 2016, Ms. Blackwell joined the board of directors of Ingevity Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals and high performance carbon materials. She currently serves as the chair of Ingevity’s audit committee and as a member of its compensation committee. Ms. Blackwell has served as a member of the board of directors of Essendant Inc. (formerly United Stationers Inc.), a leading national wholesale distributor of business products, since May 2007, including currently as the chair of the governance committee and as member of the finance committee and previously as the chair of the human resource committee. She previously served as a member of the board of directors from April 2004 to November 2009, and as chairperson of the audit committee, of Phoenix Companies Inc., a life insurance company. Ms. Blackwell served as Chief Executive Officer of Cummins Foundation and Executive Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, of Cummins Inc., a global power leader that designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines and engine-related component products, from March 2008 until her retirement in March 2013 and previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2008, Vice President, Cummins Business Services from 2001 to 2003, Vice President, Human Resources from 1998 to 2001 and Vice President and General Counsel from 1997 to 1998 of Cummins Inc. Prior to joining Cummins, Ms. Blackwell was a partner at the Indianapolis law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP from 1984 to 1991, where she practiced in the area of financial and real estate transactions. She has also served in state government, including as Executive Director of the Indiana State Lottery Commission and State of Indiana Budget Director.

William Brown

Mr. William M. Brown is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Brown is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company. Mr. Brown joined Harris in November 2011 as President and Chief Executive Officer and was appointed Chairman in April 2014. Prior to joining Harris, Mr. Brown was Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development, of United Technologies Corporation (“UTC”). He also served five years as President of UTC’s Fire & Security Division. In total, Mr. Brown spent 14 years with UTC, holding U.S. and international roles at various divisions, including Carrier Corporation’s Asia Pacific Operations and the Carrier Transicold division. Before joining UTC in 1997, he worked for McKinsey & Company as a senior engagement manager. He began his career as a project engineer at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Mr. Brown serves on the board of directors of the Fire Department of NYC Foundation and the board of trustees of both the Florida Institute of Technology and the Florida Polytechnic University.

Bennie Fowler

Mr. Bennie W. Fowler is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fowler has more than 30 years experience in the automotive industry. He currently serves as Group Vice President, Global Quality and New Model Launch (since 2010) of Ford Motor Company, a global automotive and mobility company. Prior to this role, Mr. Fowler served in various management positions of increasing responsibility at Ford, including Vice President, Global Quality, Vice President, Advanced and Manufacturing Engineering and Chief Operating Officer, Jaguar and Land Rover. Prior to joining Ford in 1990, Mr. Fowler held various manufacturing management assignments at Chrysler Corporation and General Motors Corporation. In addition, from 2009 to 2014, Mr. Fowler served as a member of the Board of Directors of Beaumont Hospital. He is the founder of Powerstroke Athletic Club, an afterschool youth organization focused on developing positive characteristics and values in youths through hard work, discipline, education and relationships.

Kathryn Hill

Ms. Kathryn M. Hill is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Hill served in a number of positions at Cisco Systems, Inc. from 1997 to 2013, including, among others, as Executive Advisor from 2011 to 2013, Senior Vice President, Development Strategy and Operations from 2009 to 2011, Senior Vice President, Access Networking and Services Group from 2008 to 2009, and Senior Vice President, Ethernet Systems and Wireless Technology Group from 2005 to 2008. Cisco designs, manufactures and sells Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry and provides services associated with these products. Prior to joining Cisco, Ms. Hill had a number of engineering roles at various technology companies. Ms. Hill has served as a member of the board of directors of Moody’s Corporation, a provider of (i) credit ratings, (ii) credit, capital markets and economic related research, data and analytical tools, (iii) software solutions and related risk management services, (iv) quantitative credit risk measures, financial services training and certification services and (v) outsourced research and analytical services to financial institution customers, since May 2011, including currently serving as the chair of the compensation and human resources committee and as a member of the audit committee and the governance and nominating committee. She also currently serves as a member of the board of directors (since 2013) and as a member of the audit committee and the compensation committee of NetApp, Inc. Ms. Hill is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.

David Hoffmeister

Mr. David F. Hoffmeister is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hoffmeister served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Life Technologies Corporation, a global life sciences company, prior to its acquisition by Fisher Scientific Inc. in February 2014. From October 2004 to November 2008, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Invitrogen Corporation, which merged with Applied Biosystems in November 2008 to form Life Technologies Corporation. Before joining Invitrogen, Mr. Hoffmeister spent 20 years with McKinsey & Company as a senior partner serving clients in the healthcare, private equity and chemical industries on issues of strategy and organization. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Hoffmeister was the leader of McKinsey’s North American chemical practice. Mr. Hoffmeister serves as a director of Glaukos Corporation (since 2014) and member of the audit committee.

Jay Ihlenfeld

Dr. Jay V. Ihlenfeld is an Independent Director of the Company. From 2006 until his retirement in 2012, Mr. Ihlenfeld served as the Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, for 3M Company, a leader in technology and innovation. Mr. Ihlenfeld previously served as 3M Company’s Senior Vice President, Research and Development from 2002 to 2006. A 33-year veteran of 3M Company, Mr. Ihlenfeld has also held various leadership and technology positions, including Vice President of its Performance Materials business and Executive Vice President of its Sumitomo/3M business in Japan. Mr. Ihlenfeld serves as a director and member of the personnel and compensation committee and the environmental, health, safety and product compliance committee (since 2017) of Ashland Global Holdings, Inc.

John Wulff

Mr. John K. Wulff is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wulff is the former Chairman of the board of directors of Hercules Incorporated, a specialty chemicals company, a position he held from July 2003 until Ashland Inc.’s acquisition of Hercules in November 2008. Prior to that time, he served as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board from July 2001 until June 2003. Mr. Wulff was previously Chief Financial Officer of Union Carbide Corporation, a chemical and polymers company, from 1996 to 2001. During his fourteen years at Union Carbide, he also served as Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer from January 1989 to December 1995 and Controller from July 1987 to January 1989. Mr. Wulff was also a partner of KPMG LLP and predecessor firms from 1977 to 1987. Mr. Wulff is currently the chairman of the audit committee, a member of the environmental, health and safety committee and a member of the board of directors of Chemtura Corporation (since October 2009). In May 2016, Mr. Wulff joined the board of directors of Atlas Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. He currently serves as a member of Atlas’ audit committee. He previously served as a member of the board of directors, the chairman of the governance and compensation committee and as a member of the audit committee of Moody’s Corporation. Mr. Wulff served as a director of Sunoco, Inc. from March 2004 until October 2012 when Sunoco was acquired by Energy Transfer Partners L.P.

Surabhi Varshney

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Mark Rohr

9,261,410

Kevin Oliver

--

Scott Sutton

6,182,510

Peter Edwards

--

Gjon Nivica

2,193,590

Edward Galante

237,360

Jean Blackwell

229,013

William Brown

259,982

Bennie Fowler

--

Kathryn Hill

223,897

David Hoffmeister

230,657

Jay Ihlenfeld

232,063

John Wulff

239,984

Surabhi Varshney

--
As Of  30 Dec 2016