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Orion Engineered Carbons SA (OEC.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Dan Smith

70 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jack Clem

61 2011 Chief Executive Officer

Charles Herlinger

59 2011 Chief Financial Officer

Lixing Min

56 2013 Senior Vice President, General Manager - Asia Pacific Region

David Deters

2015 Senior Vice President - Innovation

Jeffrey Malenky

60 2011 Senior Vice President - Global Human Resources

Claudine Mollenkopf

48 2011 Senior Vice President - Business Line Specialty Carbon Black

Erik Thiry

45 2015 Senior Vice President - Rubber Carbon Black

Christian Eggert

42 2012 Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel - Global and Head of Group Legal

Michael Reers

47 2012 Vice President and Group Controller

Marc Faber

2017 Director

Eytan Tigay

47 Director

Paul Huck

67 Independent Director

Martin Huth

51 Independent Director

Romeo Kreinberg

64 Independent Director

Didier Miraton

57 Independent Director

Hans-Dietrich Winkhaus

77 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Dan Smith

Dan F. Smith is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is also a director of Northern Tier Energy LLC. During the past five years, Mr. Smith served on the board of directors of Cooper Industries plc. He began his career with ARCO (Atlantic Richfield Company) in 1968 as an engineer. He was elected president of Lyondell Chemical Company in August 1994, chief executive officer in December 1996 and chairman of the board of directors in May 2007. Mr. Smith retired in December 2007 as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lyondell Chemical Company following the acquisition of Lyondell by Basell. Mr. Smith also serves as a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council at Lamar University. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Lamar University with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering.

Jack Clem

Jack Clem is Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He had been the head of Evonik Degussa GmbH’s global carbon black business since August 2009. He joined Degussa in 2001 and shortly after was named CEO of their joint venture in carbon black with a U.S.-based private equity firm. He has over 35 years of experience in the performance and specialty minerals and chemicals industry. Prior to joining Degussa, he held various senior management positions in North America and Europe at J.M. Huber Corporation and started his career in engineering and plant management at Occidental Chemical Corporation. Mr. Clem holds a master’s degree in business administration from West Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech University.

Charles Herlinger

Charles Herlinger is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He has considerable experience from previous public and private chief financial officer positions. Most recently, he was chief financial officer of the Almatis Group, a leading worldwide manufacturer of specialty alumina-based chemical products. Prior to that, he served as chief financial officer of Cable & Wireless plc., a London Stock Exchange listed public company. Mr. Herlinger started his career as audit manager with KPMG and spent over 15 years with Siemens in Germany and North America, where he progressed to chief financial officer of Siemens Corporation in North America. Mr. Herlinger holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is qualified both as a certified public accountant in the United States and a chartered accountant in the United Kingdom.

Lixing Min

Dr. Lixing Min is Senior Vice President, General Manager - Asia Pacific Region of the Company. He has over 23 years of experience in the chemical industry, including positions of general management of the Asia-Pacific region for both American- and German-based chemical companies. Dr. Min holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Fudan University in China and master’s and doctoral degrees in chemistry from the University of Rochester.

David Deters

Mr. David Deters is Senior Vice President - Innovation of Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. Mark Peters joined the company in July 2015 as Senior Vice President and General Manager- Americas Region. Mark is located in Orion's Americas Headquarters in Kingwood, Texas. Mark Leigh has resigned his position as Senior Vice President, Business Line Rubber. A search has begun for a replacement.

Jeffrey Malenky

Jeffrey Malenky is Senior Vice President - Global Human Resources of the Company, and joined Evonik in 1996. He has over 30 years of experience in human resources, including a position of vice president human resources at Evonik in the United States. Mr. Malenky holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from St. Vincent College, juris doctor and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Malenky is admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Claudine Mollenkopf

Dr. Claudine Mollenkopf is Senior Vice President - Business Line Specialty Carbon Black of the Company. prior to that served the business as vice president of mechanical rubber goods. Dr. Mollenkopf joined Evonik in 1996. She has over 20 years of experience in the chemicals industry, including various positions at Evonik, such as head of aerosil and silanes sales Europe. Ms. Mollenkopf holds a doctorate and engineering degree (EHICS) in chemistry from the University Louis Pasteur, France.

Erik Thiry

Mr. Erik Thiry is Senior Vice President - Rubber Carbon Black of the Company. He was Senior Vice President - Business Development of the Company. Mr. Thiry has been the Senior Vice President, Business Development and a member of the executive management team since May 2012. In his former position, Mr. Thiry has worked closely with both the Rubber and Specialty Carbon Black business lines. He also has over 15 years of experience in management consulting, including the chemical industry, at a global consulting firm. In this role Mr. Thiry will provide leadership to the business line on a worldwide basis. He will also continue to support the Business Development function for the time being. Mr. Thiry holds a master's degree in business management and mechanical engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Christian Eggert

Dr. Christian Eggert is Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel - Global and Head of Group Legal of the Company. Prior to Orion, he worked as a lawyer in private practice for more than nine years, and with two major international law firms (one as a partner) while specializing in mergers & acquisitions, restructurings and corporate law. Dr. Eggert holds a law degree from the University of Münster, a doctorate degree from the University of Jena and a master’s degree (LL.M) in comparative law from the University of Miami School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Germany, is a member of the American Bar Association and an elected fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Michael Reers

Michael Reers is Vice President and Group Controller of the Company. He has over 17 years of experience in manufacturing and software industries, including positions of chief financial officer, corporate controller and head of finance/accounting.

Marc Faber

Eytan Tigay

Eytan Tigay is Director of the company. Mr. Tigay is a Managing Director of Rhône, a private equity firm, and has served in this capacity since 2007. Previously, he served as Managing Director of Lazard Frères, which he joined in 1989. In 1997, he became a founding member of Lazard Capital Partners, and later was a Managing Principal and Managing Director of Lazard’s Corporate Partners LLC, and he also served as head of strategic planning for Lazard. He serves as a director or manager of several private companies in which Rhône or its controlled funds hold interests. Mr. Tigay received a B.A., magna cum laude, in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Paul Huck

Paul E. Huck is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Huck previously served for nine years as the chief financial officer and senior vice president of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a global $10 billion industrial gas and chemical company. Prior to this he served for ten years at Air Products and Chemicals as a vice president and corporate controller. He has served as a director of NewPage Corporation and as a member of NewPage’s audit committee since 2012. In addition, he serves on the boards of numerous charities. Mr. Huck holds a B.S. in mathematics from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

Martin Huth

Martin Huth is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Huth is an investment advisory professional and investment committee member of Triton Advisors Limited, a private equity firm. Prior to joining Triton in 2003 he was an investment professional at Warburg Pincus. Mr. Huth began his career at Morgan Stanley in London and Frankfurt, before joining Booz Allen Hamilton in Munich. Mr. Huth has an MBA from the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College and a Diplôme of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Romeo Kreinberg

Romeo Kreinberg is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kreinberg has over thirty-five years of experience in executive management of public and private companies in the chemical industry. In addition, he currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of Ruetgers N.V., Rain Carbon Inc. and Befesa SRL. Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Kreinberg has served as a director of companies in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia and is fluent in six languages. Mr. Kreinberg holds a degree from The National University of Architecture and City Planning in Buenos Aires.

Didier Miraton

Mr. Didier Miraton is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Miraton is the chief executive officer of Almérys SA, a French information technology company operating in the health insurance data sphere. He is the former chief executive officer of the Laboratoires Pierre Fabre, a leading French pharmaceutical company. He also served as a managing partner of the Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA from May 11, 2007 to June 30, 2011. During his time at Michelin, Mr. Miraton also acted as president of Michelin’s worldwide Research & Technology group and was a member of the Michelin Group Executive Council. Mr. Miraton has been an independent director of Vilmorin Clause & Cie SA since November 2007. He holds a civil engineering degree from the École Nationale des Ponts-et-Chaussées.

Hans-Dietrich Winkhaus

Dr. Hans-Dietrich Winkhaus is Independent Director of the Company. Mr.Winkhaus previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Henkel KGaA. He served also as Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Telekom AG and Schwarz Pharma AG. He was a board member at Lufthansa AG,ERGO AG and Degussa AG.