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Greif Inc (GEF.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Gasser

66 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Peter Watson

61 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Lawrence Hilsheimer

60 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Gary Martz

59 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

DeeAnne Marlow

52 2015 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Michael Cronin

60 2016 Senior Vice President and Group President, RIPS — EMEA and APAC, GPA and Global Key Accounts

Ole Rosgaard

53 2017 Senior Vice President and Group President, RIPS - Americas and Global Sustainability

Douglas Lingrel

54 2016 Chief Administrative Officer, Vice President

David Lloyd

48 2016 Vice President, Corporate Financial Controller and Treasurer

Christopher Luffler

42 2014 Vice President, Business Managerial Controller

Timothy Bergwall

53 2016 Vice President and Group President, Paper Packaging & Services and Soterra LLC

Hari Kumar

55 2016 Vice President and Division President - Flexible Products & Services

Vicki Avril

63 2004 Independent Director

Bruce Edwards

62 2006 Independent Director

Mark Emkes

65 2008 Independent Director

John Finn

70 2007 Independent Director

Daniel Gunsett

69 1996 Independent Director

Judith Hook

64 2003 Independent Director

John Mcnamara

53 2009 Independent Director

Patrick Norton

66 2003 Independent Director

Matt Eichmann

2017 Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Gasser

Mr. Michael J. Gasser is Independent Chairman of the Board of Greif Inc., since 2015. Mr. Gasser has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1994, including the period from November 2011 until November 2012 in which he served as Executive Chairman. Mr. Gasser served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1994 until October 2011. Mr. Gasser currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University and a member of its Audit and Finance Committees and as a director of the Battelle Memorial Institute and a member of its Compensation Committee. Previously, Mr. Gasser served as the lead director and a member of the finance and compensation committees for Bob Evans Farms, Inc. and as a trustee of the James Cancer Hospital Foundation. Mr. Gasser has extensive experience in the Company’s manufacturing, management, accounting and financial operations, which uniquely qualifies him to serve as Chairman of the Board.

Peter Watson

Mr. Peter G. Watson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. From January 2014 to October 2015, Mr. Watson served as Chief Operating Officer. From September 2012 until December 2013, Mr. Watson served as Vice President and Group President, Paper Packaging & Services, Global Sourcing and Supply Chain and Greif Business System. From May 2013 until May 2015, Mr. Watson also served as President of Soterra LLC, which operates the Company’s Land Management business segment. From January 2010 to September 2012, he served as Vice President and Division President, Paper Packaging & Services. Prior to January 2010 and for more than five years, Mr. Watson served many roles in the Company's Paper Packaging & Services segment including President of CorrChoice (a division of the Company).

Lawrence Hilsheimer

Mr. Lawrence A. Hilsheimer is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Greif Inc. From April 2013 to April 2014, Mr. Hilsheimer was executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. From August 2012 to March 2013, Mr. Hilsheimer was the president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Retirement Plans, a division of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. From January 2010 to July 2012, Mr. Hilsheimer was the president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Direct & Customer Solutions, also a division of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. For the two years prior to that time, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. Prior to joining Nationwide, he was vice chairman and regional managing partner for Deloitte & Touche USA, LLP, which included serving on the board of directors of the Deloitte Foundation. Mr. Hilsheimer is a director and member of the Audit Committee of Installed Building Products, Inc., a publicly traded (NYSE) installer of insulation products.

Gary Martz

Mr. Gary R. Martz is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the company. He has served as Executive Vice President since June 2010 (and prior to that as Senior Vice President) and as General Counsel and Secretary since joining the Company in 2002. From March 2014 until May 2014, Mr. Martz also served as Chief Administrative Officer. Since May 2014, Mr. Martz has assumed responsibility for the management of the Company’s global real estate services department. From June 2005 until May 2013, Mr. Martz served as President of Soterra LLC. Prior to 2002, he was a partner in the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP.

DeeAnne Marlow

Ms. DeeAnne J. Marlow is a Senior Vice President of Human Resources of the Company since May 2015. Prior to that time, and for more than five years, she was executive director, human resources at Cummins Inc., a U.S. Fortune 500 corporation that designs, manufactures and distributes engines, filtration and power generation products.

Michael Cronin

Mr. Michael Cronin is Senior Vice President and Group President, RIPS — EMEA and APAC, GPA and Global Key Accounts of the Company. In January 2016, he assumed additional responsibility for RIPS—APAC, Greif Packaging Accessories and Global Key Accounts. From February 2013 to February 2014, Mr. Cronin was chief executive officer of Coveris Packaging, a global manufacturer and distributor of packaging solutions and coated film technologies. From March 2010 to August 2012, Mr. Cronin was the president of the packaging division of SCA Hygiene Products, a Swedish consumer goods company and pulp and paper manufacturer. From January 2003 to January 2010, Mr. Cronin was the president of the European packaging division of Rio Tinto Alcan, a global mining company.

Ole Rosgaard

Mr. Ole G. Rosgaard is Senior Vice President and Group President, RIPS—Americas and Global Sustainability of the Company. From August 2015 to June 2017, he had served as Vice President and Division President, RIPS—North America. In January 2016, he assumed additional responsibility for RIPS—Latin America and Container Life Cycle Management LLC, a joint venture which operates the Company’s North American reconditioning business. Prior to joining the Company, and for more than five years, he served in various roles of increasing responsibility with Icopal a/s, a designer, manufacturer and installer of high end roofing solutions, including managing director in Denmark, group managing director/chief executive officer of the West European Region and group managing director/chief executive officer of the Central European Region.

Douglas Lingrel

Mr. Douglas W. Lingrel is Chief Administrative Officer, Vice President of the Company. From February 2009 to June 2016, Mr. Lingrel served as Chief Information Officer. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Lingrel served as Vice President, Global Supply Chain Process and Administration.

David Lloyd

Mr. David Lloyd is Vice President, Corporate Financial Controller and Treasurer of the Company. He has served as Vice President and Corporate Financial Controller since joining the Company in April 2014, and in that capacity, Mr. Lloyd is the Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. In March 2016, David also assumed the role of Treasurer. Prior to that time, and for more than five years, he was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a certified public accounting firm.

Christopher Luffler

Mr. Christopher E. Luffler is Vice President, Business Managerial Controller since April 2014, of Greif, Inc. From January 2013 to April 2014, Mr. Luffler served as the Assistant Corporate Controller. From January 2012 to December 2012, Mr. Luffler assisted with the implementation and deployment of the Scalable Business Platform. From November 2009 to December 2011, he served as the Director of Financial Reporting. Prior to that time, and for more than five years, he was an accountant with Ernst & Young, LLP, a certified public accounting firm.

Timothy Bergwall

Mr. Timothy L. Bergwall is Vice President and Group President, Paper Packaging & Services and Soterra LLC of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Bergwall had served as Vice President and Division President, Paper Packaging & Services since January 2014 and as President of Soterra LLC since May 2015. Prior to that time and for more than five years, Mr. Bergwall served as Vice President, Containerboard Mills.

Hari Kumar

Mr. Hari K. Kumar is Vice President and Division President - Flexible Products & Services of the Company., since May 2016. From October 2015 to May 2016, Mr. Kumar served as Vice President, Transformation and Greif Business System. From November 2014 until October 2015, Mr. Kumar served as Vice President, Portfolio Optimization. From January 2012 until November 2014, Mr. Kumar served as a Vice President of Flexible Products & Services with responsibility over the Asia Pacific region.

Vicki Avril

Ms. Vicki L. Avril is Independent Director of Greif Inc., since 2004. From June 2008 until her retirement in September 2013, Ms. Avril served as Chief Executive Officer and President of IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., a manufacturer of steel and tubular products. She had been an executive officer of IPSCO Tubulars since 2004, including serving as its Chief Financial Officer. She is a director and member of the Audit, Compensation and Governance and Nominating Committees of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded (NYSE) value-added converter, fabricator, processor and distributor of specialized non-ferrous products in North America, a director and member of the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees of Commercial Metals Company, a publicly traded (NYSE) recycler of steel and metal products, and a director and member of the Audit and Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility Committees of Finning International, Inc., a publicly traded (TSX) Caterpillar equipment dealer. In nominating Ms. Avril, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, her background, experience and judgment as a chief financial officer and chief executive officer of a major manufacturing company and her experience as a director of three other publicly traded companies.

Bruce Edwards

Mr. Bruce A. Edwards is Independent Director of Greif Inc., since 2006. From March 2008 until his retirement in October 2014, Mr. Edwards served on the Executive Management Board of Deutsche Post DHL, a global provider of mail and logistic services, with responsibility for running the supply chain operating unit of Deutsche Post DHL. From March 2007 until February 2008, Mr. Edwards was Global Chief Executive Officer for DHL Supply Chain, a supply chain services division of a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL. Prior to that time, and for more than five years, he was Chief Executive Officer of Exel Americas, a supply chain services subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL. Previously, Mr. Edwards also served as a director and member of the Nomination and Compensation committees of Ashtead Group plc, a publicly traded (London) international equipment rental company, and a director and member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination committees of Synergy Health plc, formerly a publicly traded (London) provider of outsourced sterilization services for medical device manufacturers and hospital prior to its acquisition by STERIS Corporation in 2014. In nominating Mr. Edwards, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as an executive officer of a global supply chain services company and as a director of two publicly traded companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Mark Emkes

Mr. Mark A. Emkes is Independent Director of Greif Inc., since 2008. From January 2011 until his retirement in May 2013, Mr. Emkes served as Commissioner of Finance and Administration for the State of Tennessee. Previously, Mr. Emkes was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. and Bridgestone Americas Holdings, Inc., a tire and rubber manufacturing company for more than five years prior to his retirement from that position in February 2010. He was also President of these companies from January 2009 until his retirement. Mr. Emkes serves as director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of First Horizon National Corporation, a publicly traded (NYSE) bank holding company and the parent of First Tennessee Bank National Association. Mr. Emkes is a director of CoreCivic Corporation, formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America, a publicly traded (NYSE) provider of corrections management and residential re-entry services and real estate solutions to federal, state and local governments, where he is also presently serving as the Non-executive Chairman of the Board and a member of the Compensation and Nominating/Governance Committees. Mr. Emkes served as director and member of the Compensation and Director Affairs/Corporate Governance Committees of Clarcor, Inc., formerly a publicly traded (NYSE) manufacturer of industrial and environmental filtration products prior to its acquisition by Parker Hannifin Corporation in 2017. In nominating Mr. Emkes, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as a senior state government official, as the chairman, chief executive officer and president of a major manufacturing company and as a director of other publicly traded companies listed on the NYSE.

John Finn

Mr. John F. Finn is Independent Director of Greif Inc. For more than five years, Mr. Finn has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gardner, Inc., a supply chain management company servicing industrial and consumer customers. Mr. Finn also serves as a trustee, member of the Equity Committee and Chairman of the Governance Committee of J.P. Morgan Funds, a registered investment company. From January 1994 until November 2014, Mr. Finn served as a director and, most recently, as the presiding director and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committees of Cardinal Health, Inc., a publicly traded (NYSE) global, integrated healthcare services and products company. In nominating Mr. Finn, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as chief executive officer of a major distribution company and as a former presiding director of a Fortune 20 healthcare services company.

Daniel Gunsett

Mr. Daniel J. Gunsett is Independent Director of Greif Inc., since 1996. For more than five years, Mr. Gunsett has been a partner with the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP and held the position of managing partner of the firm’s Columbus, Ohio office until December 2012. In nominating Mr. Gunsett, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as the managing partner of an office of a major national law firm.

Judith Hook

Ms. Judith D. Hook is Independent Director of Greif Inc., since 2003. Ms. Hook has been an investor for more than five years. Ms. Hook is the aunt of John W. McNamara. In nominating Ms. Hook, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, her unique knowledge and understanding of the Company’s business based on her life-long affiliation.

John Mcnamara

Mr. John W. Mcnamara is Independent Director of Greif Inc., since 2009. For more than five years and until September, 2017, Mr. McNamara served as president and owner of Corporate Visions Limited, LLC, a provider of aviation management educational and training programs. Mr. McNamara is the nephew of Judith D. Hook. In nominating Mr. McNamara, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as owner and president of an aviation services company.

Patrick Norton

Mr. Patrick J. Norton is Independent Director of Greif Inc., since 2003. From May 2000 until his retirement in January 2003, Mr. Norton served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, a consumer lawn and garden products company. For more than five years prior to January 2010, Mr. Norton served as a director of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. In nominating Mr. Norton, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as an executive officer and director of another publicly traded manufacturing company.

Matt Eichmann