Edition:
United States

Clariant AG (CLN.S)

CLN.S on Virt-X Level 1

17.28CHF
16 Aug 2019
Change (% chg)

CHF0.19 (+1.11%)
Prev Close
CHF17.09
Open
CHF17.12
Day's High
CHF17.38
Day's Low
CHF17.09
Volume
2,014,184
Avg. Vol
2,062,233
52-wk High
CHF27.08
52-wk Low
CHF16.86

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hariolf Kottmann

64 2019 Executive Chairman of the Board, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Khaled Nahas

70 2018 Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Patrick Jany

54 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Hans Bohnen

2018 Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Eveline Saupper

60 2019 Lead Non-Executive Independent Director

Abdullah Alissa

63 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Calum MacLean

56 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Geoffery Merszei

68 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Carlo Soave

59 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Peter Steiner

60 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Claudia Suessmuth Dyckerhoff

52 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Guenter von Au

68 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Susanne Wamsler

58 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Konstantin Winterstein

50 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Anja Pomrehn

Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Hariolf Kottmann

Dr. Hariolf Kottmann serves as Executive Chairman of the Board, Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He earned his PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Stuttgart in 1984. In 1985 he launched his career at the former Hoechst AG in Frankfurt, where he held several key management positions across the company’s chemical divisions and functions. In 1996, he was appointed Deputy Head of the Basic Chemicals Division at Hoechst AG and took responsibility for the Inorganic Chemicals BU. In 1998, he joined Celanese Ltd in New Jersey (United States) as a member of the Executive Committee and Head of the Organic Chemicals BU. In April 2001, he was appointed as member of the Executive Committee of SGL Carbon AG, where he was responsible for the Graphite Specialties, Corrosion Protection, and Advanced Materials Divisions as well as the Eastern Europe and Asia regions until 30 September 2008. He was also in charge of the SGL Excellence and Technology & Innovation corporate functions. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd since April 2008 and became CEO of Clariant on 1 October 2008 and held this position until 15 October 2018.

Khaled Nahas

Dr. Khaled Homza A. Nahas serves as Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. Khaled Homza A. Nahas holds the following degrees: a BSc in mining and engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA; a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the Oregon State University, Oregon, USA; PhD in engineering and economic systems from Stanford University, California, USA. Dr. Khaled Homza A. Nahas is a member of the SABIC Board of Directors, Head of the Risk and Sustainability Committee, and member of both the Audit and Investment Committee. Dr. Khaled Homza A. Nahas was a board member of Hassanah Investment Company and the National Water Company until 2017. Previously, he held various positions in Saudi Arabia, including Vice President of the Industrial Committee in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (1986 to 1989), and was also a member of the Shoura Council (1997 to 2001) and the Mayor of Mecca (2001 to 2006). Dr. Khaled Homza A. Nahas was also a member of the boards of directors of several companies, including Saudi Investment Bank, General Organization of Military Industries, Saudi Hotels & Resorts Company (SHARACO), Saudi Telecom Company STC, National Commercial Bank, and Riyad Bank. He was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Company for Spring Mattresses & Sponges and the Tabuk Hotels Company

Patrick Jany

Mr. Patrick Jany has been Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Clariant Ltd since January 1, 2006. He is responsible for Corporate Accounting, Corporate Controlling, Corporate Tax, Corporate Treasury, Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, Group Compliance, Global Business Services, Investor Relations, and the regions Europe and Middle East & Africa. He has been Chief Financial Officer at Clariant since 1 January 2006. In 1990, he joined Sandoz – one of Clariant’s predecessor companies. He held various positions in Finance and Controlling at Sandoz and Clariant, including Chief Financial Officer for the ASEAN region and Head of Controlling for the Pigments & Additives Division. From 2003 to 2004, he was Head of Country Organization for Clariant in Mexico. Prior to his appointment as CFO, he was Clariant’s Head of Corporate Development with responsibility for Group strategy and mergers and acquisitions.

Hans Bohnen

Mr. Hans Bohnen serves as Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He studied chemistry at the University of DuisburgEssen, Germany, obtained a PhD in chemistry from the University of Tübingen, Germany, and holds an MBA from the Aston Business School. Hans Bohnen began his career in 1995 as a Research Chemist at Hoechst AG. Between 1995 and 2006, he held several senior positions in Research & Development and Operations across Europe and North America for Hoechst AG, Celanese AG, and SGL Group. From 2007 to 2009, he worked in strategic management consultancy with Booz Allen Hamilton. In 2010, he became Senior Vice President and Head of Clariant’s Business Unit Masterbatches. In 2015, he was appointed Head of Clariant Global Business Services to build up Clariant’s internal shared service organization. On 12 October 2018, he was appointed a member of the Executive Committee of Clariant

Eveline Saupper

Dr. Eveline Saupper serves as Lead Non-Executive Independent Director of Clariant Ltd. She studied law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland (HSG). She was a partner at the law firm Homburger AG, Zurich, Switzerland, until 2014 and Of Counsel of said law firm until March 2017. Before joining Homburger in 1985, she worked as a tax specialist with Peat Marwick Mitchell (today KPMG) in Zurich. She holds a PhD in law from the University of St. Gallen and past her bar exams in Zurich. Eveline Saupper is also a certified tax expert.

Abdullah Alissa

Mr. Abdullah Mohammed Alissa serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He holds an MSc in engineering management and a BSc in industrial engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, USA. Abdullah Mohammed Alissa is a member of the SABIC Board of Directors, Head of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee, and member of both the Audit and Investment Committees. Abdullah Mohammed Alissa is also the Chief Executive Officer of Assila Investment Company and Chairman of Abdullah Mohammed Alissa Consulting Engineers. In addition, he is the Chairman of Dur Hospitality Co., Chairman of Amias Holding Co., and Chairman of Riyad Bank. Abdullah Mohammed Alissa is also on the boards of several other companies, including Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) and Etihad Etisalat (Mobily). He previously held the positions of Chairman and Managing Director of National Medical Care Co. and Chairman of Arabian Cement.

Calum MacLean

Mr. Calum G. MacLean serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in chemistry from Aberdeen University, UK. Calum MacLean has been a member of the SABIC Board (Non-Executive Director) and a member of the Risk and Sustainability Committee since 2017. Calum MacLean has been Chief Executive Officer of Synthomer plc (UK FTSE 250 listed), a speciality chemical company, since January 2015. Previously, Calum MacLean was a founding member of INEOS Group, established in 1998. During his time at INEOS he held a number of senior executive roles, including Chief Executive Officer of INEOS Refining from December 2006 to 2011, Chief Executive Officer of EVC Corporation and subsequently INEOS ChlorVinyls until 2005, Chief Executive Officer INEOS Styrenics and subsequently Chairman of Styrolution (at that time a joint venture with BASF), and Chief Executive Officer of PetroIneos Refining (a joint venture with Petro China). Additionally, he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of INEOS Olefins and Polymers Europe and Chief Executive Officer of INEOS Phenol.

Geoffery Merszei

Mr. Geoffery E. Merszei serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He holds a BSc in economics from Albion College in Michigan, USA. Geoffery Merszei is the Chairman and Chief Executive of Zolenza AG, an investment and advisory firm based in Zug, Switzerland. Geoffery Merszei was previously the Executive Vice President of The Dow Chemical Company, President of Dow Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Chairman of Dow Europe before retiring in 2013. He served on Dow’s board from 2005 to 2009 and was the Lead Director on the board of Dow Corning Corporation. He was also Chairman of Dow’s Geographic Leadership Council and a member of Dow’s Executive Leadership Committee. Previously, he was Dow’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 2001, Geoffery Merszei served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alcan Inc. He has also served as a board member of the Chemical Financial Corporation, and as a trustee and executive committee member of the United States Council for International Business. Further board mandates include OC Oerlikon Corporation AG and EuroChem Group AG.

Carlo Soave

Mr. Carlo G. Soave serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Clariant Ltd since April 10, 2008. He studied languages and economics at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He launched his career in 1982 at Oerlikon-Bührle in Switzerland, moving to Procter & Gamble in 1984. There he held various senior management positions, including Vice President of Global Purchasing for the Fabric and Home Care Division. In 2004, he founded Soave & Associates, a consulting company based in Brussels, Belgium. He is an Advisory Board member of MonoSol LLC, a company based in Indiana (United States) that belongs to the Kuraray Group (Japan).

Peter Steiner

Mr. Peter Steiner serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Clariant Ltd since 2016. He studied business administration in Mannheim and Cologne, Germany, and finished with a master’s degree. He is a German certified public accountant, tax advisor, and business consultant with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, financing, and investment management. Peter Steiner was previously a partner of the investment company One Equity Partners LLC and worked for MG Technologies AG as its Chief Financial Officer. At Dyckerhoff AG, he was successively CFO, Chief Operating Officer, and finally CEO. Following his many years as an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co., he was also CFO of Süba Bau AG.

Claudia Suessmuth Dyckerhoff

Ms. Claudia Suessmuth Dyckerhoff serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Clariant Ltd since 2016. She holds a PhD in business administration from the University of St. Gallen/University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA, focusing on strategy, organization, and operational excellence. Claudia Suessmuth Dyckerhoff also holds an MBA from CEMS/ESADE. She joined McKinsey in 1995 in Switzerland and since then focused on advising mainly healthcare companies in Europe, the United States, Greater China, and across Asia. She was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company and led the Asia Health Services and Systems sector within McKinsey until March 2016 when she became a Senior External Advisor to McKinsey.

Guenter von Au

Dr. Guenter von Au serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. After studying textile and polymer chemistry at Reutlingen University and Chemistry at the University of Tübingen, where he obtained a doctorate, Günter von Au began his career in 1980 in Burghausen at Wacker-Chemie AG. He held a number of different management positions at the company through 2001 in Germany, Brazil, and the United States – most recently as Head of Wacker’s division for polymers, specialty chemistry, and basic chemistry in Munich. He was also CEO of Wacker Polymer Systems GmbH & Co. KG in Burghausen, Germany. He joined Süd-Chemie in 2001 as President and CEO of Süd-Chemie Inc. In 2004, he became CEO of the Management Board of Süd-Chemie AG in Munich and held this position until 31 March 2012. On 1 April 2012, Mr. von Au joined the Board of Directors at Clariant Ltd and has, since then, acted as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Susanne Wamsler

Ms. Susanne Wamsler serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Clariant Ltd since March 2015. She studied at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, graduating with a degree in political economy. From 1984 to 1988, she held various positions with Deutsche Bank AG in Munich and New York. In 1989, she received her MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Since then, she has been a successful entrepreneur in different fields, including retail, real estate, telecommunications, and wealth management. She complemented her education with certificates in board membership and corporate governance and has previously held mandates and officer positions in different businesses as well as non-profit organizations before joining the Clariant Board.

Konstantin Winterstein

Mr. Konstantin Winterstein serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Clariant Ltd since May 15, 2011. He studied at the Technical Universities in Darmstadt and in Berlin, where he completed a degree in production engineering. In 2004, he received his MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau and Singapore. From 1997 to 2014, he has held various positions with the BMW Group. Since 2014, he is a member of the management board of Ringmetall AG in Munich, and Co-CEO since 2017. From 2006 to 2011, he served on the Supervisory Board of Süd-Chemie AG.

Anja Pomrehn