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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rudolf Wehrli

69 2012 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors

Hariolf Kottmann

63 2008 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Guenter von Au

67 2012 Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Patrick Jany

50 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Britta Fuenfstueck

2016 Member of the Executive Committee

Christian Kohlpaintner

55 2009 Member of the Executive Committee

Peter Chen

58 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Eveline Saupper

59 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Carlo Soave

58 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Peter Steiner

59 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Claudia Suessmuth Dyckerhoff

51 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Susanne Wamsler

57 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Konstantin Winterstein

49 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Anja Pomrehn

Investor Relations Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Rudolf Wehrli

Dr. Rudolf Wehrli has been Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd since March 27, 2012. Previously, he served as Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Company from April 10, 2008 to March 27, 2012. He joined the Board of Directors as Member in 2007. He is Member of the Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Chairman's Committee of the Company. He began his career at McKinsey & Co. in 1979. In 1984 he joined the Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (now Credit Suisse) as a member of the company’s Senior Management. In 1986 he became Marketing Manager and member of the Executive Committee of the Silent Gliss Group. Five years later he took over the management of the Group’s German subsidiary. In 1995 he transferred to the Gurit-Heberlein Group as a member of the Executive Committee, and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 1998 and from 2000 to 2006, Chief Executive Officer. He has served on the Board of Berner Kantonalbank, Precious Woods AG, Kambly AG, BioMed Credit AG, and Rheinische Kunstoff-Werke SE, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sefar Holding AG and among others. He obtained doctorates in Theology, Philosophy and German literature at the Universities of Zurich and Basel.

Hariolf Kottmann

Dr. Hariolf Kottmann has been Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee and Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd since October 1, 2008. Previously, he served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors from April 10, 2008 to October 1, 2008. He started his career at 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 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 on the Board of Plansee AG and Member of the Executive Committee of science industries as well as Member of the Board of CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council) and among others. He graduated from Universitaet Stuttgart with a Doctorate in Philosophy degree in Organic Chemistry obtained in 1984.

Guenter von Au

Dr. Guenter von Au has been Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd since April 1, 2012. He is Member of the Audit Committee, the Chairman's Committee and the Technology & Innovation Committee at the Company. He 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 Chief Executive Officer of Wacker Polymer Systems GmbH & Co. KG in Burghausen, Germany. He joined Sued-Chemie in 2001 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sued-Chemie Inc. In 2004 he became Chief Executive Officer of the Management Board of Sued-Chemie AG in Munich and held this position until March 31, 2012 and served as Member of the Supervisory Board of Bayernwerk AG, Regensburg; Member of the Advisory Committee of Gebr. Röchling KG, Mannheim; Member of the Advisory Board of Tyczka GmbH, Geretsried; Chairman of the Board of CeramTec GmbH, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bavarian Chemical Industry Association, Munich; Vice President of the German Institute for Economic Research Cologne. He studied textile and polymer chemistry at Reutlingen University and chemistry at the University of Tuebingen, where he obtained a doctorate.

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. 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 Chief Financial Officer, he was Clariant’s Head of Corporate Development with responsibility for Group strategy and mergers and acquisitions.

Britta Fuenfstueck

Ms. Britta Fuenfstueck has been Member of the Executive Committee of Clariant Ltd since April 1, 2016. Following an education in economics, she studied engineering physics at the Johannes-Kepler-University of Linz (Austria), where she completed her Master of Science studies in 1998. In the same year, she began her career as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group in Vienna (Austria). Between 2000 and 2009 she held several positions in marketing and sales as well as director roles in strategy, planning, and mergers & acquisitions in the Healthcare division of Siemens AG in Germany and in the United States. In 2009, she became Chief Executive Officer of the Molecular Imaging Business Unit at Siemens in Chicago, USA. In 2013, she was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Clinical Products division at Siemens in Erlangen (Germany) and member of the Executive Committee of Siemens Healthcare division.

Christian Kohlpaintner

Mr. Christian Kohlpaintner has been Member of the Executive Committee of Clariant Ltd since October 1, 2009. In 2016 he moved to China as an International Assignee. He is responsible for Business Areas Care Chemicals and Catalysis ( incl. Biotechnology), Group Technology & Innovation, Group Human Resources, Corporate Senior Management Development, Clariant Excellence with a special focus on Innovation Excellence and People Excellence and the regions Greater China, India, Japan, and South East Asia & Pacific. Between 1993 and 1997 he worked in various research departments of Hoechst AG in Germany and the United States. In 1997 he joined Celanese Ltd and held a number of leadership roles at Celanese Chemicals Corporation. In 2002 he became Vice President, Innovation of Celanese Ltd and Executive Director of Celanese Ventures Corporation. From 2003 he was a member of the Executive Committee of Chemische Fabrik Budenheim. In 2005 he became Chief Executive Officer. He graduated from Technische Universitaet Muenchen with a Doctorate in Philosophy degree in Chemistry obtained in 1992.

Peter Chen

Prof. Peter Chen has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Clariant Ltd since April 2006. He is Chairman of the Technology and Innovation Committee at the Company. He served as Assistant Professor from 1988 to 1991, and as Associate Professor from 1991 to 1994, at Harvard University. From 2007 to 2009, he has served as Vice President of Research at ETH Zurich. Since September 1994, he has been full Professor of Physical-Organic Chemistry at ETH Zurich. Prof. Chen has been on the Board of CSEM AG and is Consultant at Givaudan and at Gesellschaft zur Foerderung von Forschung und Ausbildung im Bereich der Chemie in Zurich, Member of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation, and Director of Branco Weiss Fellowship. He studied Chemistry at the University of Chicago and received a doctorate from Yale University in 1987.

Eveline Saupper

Ms. Eveline Saupper has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Clariant Ltd since April 21, 2016. She is Member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee at the Company. She has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Georg Fischer Ltd. since March 18, 2015. She has served as Legal and tax Advisor at Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG Fides) (1983–1985); Attorney at Baker & McKenzie (1985–1992); Employee (1992–1994), Partner (1994–2014) and of counsel at Homburger AG (since 2014), Member of the Board of Directors of Baloise Holding AG (until 2016), Syngenta International AG and Flughafen Zurich AG (all Switzerland), and Chairwoman of Mentex Holding AG, Member of the Board of Directors of hkp group, and Staubli Holding AG (all Switzerland). She holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of St. Gallen and is admitted to the Bar of Zurich. She is also a certified tax expert and graduated in law at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).

Carlo Soave

Mr. Carlo G. Soave has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Clariant Ltd since April 10, 2008. He is Member of the Technology and the Innovation Committee and the Chairman Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee at the Company. He started 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 has served on the Advisory Board of MonoSol LLC and Managing Director of Soave & Associates, Belgium. He graduated from Heriot-Watt University with a degree in Economics and Linguistics.

Peter Steiner

Mr. Peter Steiner has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Clariant Ltd since 2016. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Chairman`s Committee. He studied business administration in Mannheim and Cologne, Germany, and finished with a Master degree. He is a German Certified Public Accountant, Tax Advisor and Business Consultant with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, financing and investment management. He 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 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and finally Chief Executive Officer. Following his many years as an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co., he was also Chief Financial Officer of Sueba Bau AG.

Claudia Suessmuth Dyckerhoff

Ms. Claudia Suessmuth Dyckerhoff has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Clariant Ltd since 2016. 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 leading the Asia Health Services and Systems sector within McKinsey until March 2016 when she became a Senior External Advisor to McKinsey.

Susanne Wamsler

Ms. Susanne Wamsler has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Clariant Ltd since March 2015. She is Member of the Technology and Innovation Committee at the Company. Between 1984 and 1988 she held various positions at Deutsche Bank AG and New York. Since then she has been an entrepreneur in different fields, including retail, real estate, telecommunications and wealth management. She was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Stiftung Haus der Kunst gemGmbH, Munich, Germany, till June 30, 2015. In addition, she completed various professional education courses between 2012 and 2014, receiving certificates in board membership training from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, the Centrum fuer Strategie und Hoehere Fuehrung, Cologne, Germany, and INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. She graduated in Political Economy from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. In 1989 she received an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Konstantin Winterstein

Mr. Konstantin Winterstein has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Clariant Ltd since May 15, 2011. He is Member of the Audit Committee at the Company. Since 1997 he has held various positions with the BMW Group, where he has also acted as Project Manager in the Supply Chain Division. From 2006 to 2011 he served on the Supervisory Board of Sued-Chemie AG. He studied at the Technical Universities in Darmstadt and Berlin, where he completed a degree in production engineering. In 2004 he received his MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau and Singapore

Anja Pomrehn