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Platform Specialty Products Corp (PAH.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Martin Franklin

53 2013 Chairman of the Board

Scot Benson

56 2015 President - Performance Solutions

Diego Casanello

44 2016 President - Agricultural Solutions

Rakesh Sachdev

62 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Connolly

52 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller

J. David Tolbert

56 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer

John Capps

53 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Benjamin Gliklich

33 2016 Executive Vice President - Operations and Strategy

Nichelle Maynard-Elliott

49 2018 Director

Ian Ashken

57 2013 Independent Director

Michael Goss

58 2013 Independent Director

Ryan Israel

33 2013 Independent Director

E. Stanley O'Neal

66 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Martin Franklin

Mr. Martin E. Franklin is the Chairman of the Board of Platform Specialty Products Corp. Mr. Franklin is the Founder and CEO of Mariposa Capital LLC and Chairman and controlling shareholder of Royal Oak Enterprises, LLC. Mr. Franklin was the founder and Chairman of Jarden Corporation (“Jarden”), from 2001 until April 2016 when Jarden merged with Newell Brands Inc. ("Newell"). Mr. Franklin became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jarden in 2001, and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 2011, at which time he began service as Executive Chairman. Currently, Mr. Franklin is also co-founder and co-Chairman of Nomad Foods Limited, a director of Restaurant Brands International Inc. and a director of Newell. Prior to founding Jarden in 2001, Mr. Franklin served as the Chairman and/or Chief Executive Officer of three public companies: Benson Eyecare Corporation, Lumen Technologies, Inc., and Bollé Inc. between 1992 and 2000. In the last five years, Mr. Franklin served as a director of the following public companies: Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (until its transaction with Tim Hortons, Inc. and the creation of Restaurant Brands in December 2014) and Promotora de Informaciones, S.A. Mr. Franklin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

Scot Benson

Mr. Scot R. Benson is the President - Performance Solutions of Platform Specialty Products Corp. Mr. Benson joined MacDermid in 1999. His previous positions at MacDermid included President of MacDermid Advanced Surface Finishes and Graphics Solutions from January 2013 until February 2015. Mr. Benson also served as President of MacDermid Graphics Solutions from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Benson attended the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.

Diego Casanello

Mr. Diego Lopez Casanello is the President - Agricultural Solutions of Platform Specialty Products Corp. Prior to joining Platform, Mr. Lopez Casanello served as Senior Vice President and head of the Agricultural Products Division, Asia Pacific at BASF from February 2015 to January 2016. His previous positions at BASF included Senior Vice President of the Performance Chemicals Division, North America from April 2012 to January 2015 as well as CEO and Managing Director of BASF Argentina from November 2008 to March 2012. Mr. Lopez Casanello has held numerous other roles within the Agricultural Products Division of BASF, including Head of Global Marketing for Seed Treatment, Global Manager of New Business Development and Business Director for South Europe. Mr. Lopez Casanello holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Hagen, Hagen, Germany.

Rakesh Sachdev

Mr. Rakesh Sachdev is the Chief Executive Officer, Director of Platform Specialty Products Corporation. Prior to joining Platform, Mr. Sachdev served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (“Sigma-Aldrich”) beginning in 2010. Mr. Sachdev joined Sigma-Aldrich in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer and took on the additional role of Chief Administrative Officer with direct oversight of Sigma-Aldrich’s international business in 2009. He was Senior Vice President and President Asia Pacific of ArvinMeritor, Inc. (“ArvinMeritor”), a global supplier of engineered systems to the automotive industry, from 2007 to 2008. At ArvinMeritor, Mr. Sachdev also served in other leadership roles, including Interim Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development and Vice President and General Manager of several of ArvinMeritor’s global businesses from 1999 to 2007. Prior to joining ArvinMeritor, he worked for Cummins Inc., a global manufacturer of engines and other industrial products in various leadership roles, including Chief Financial Officer for one of its largest business units, and as Managing Director of its Mexican operations. Mr. Sachdev is also a director of Regal-Beloit Corporation and Edgewell Personal Care Company, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis. Mr. Sachdev holds a M.B.A. from Indiana University, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi.

John Connolly

Mr. John P. Connolly, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller of Platform Specialty Products Corp. Mr. Connolly is the 2011 to August 2016. Prior to joining Xylem Inc., Mr. Connolly spent five years at ITT during which time he held key roles as Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Director of Accounting. Previously, Mr. Connolly spent 10 years at IBM in roles of increasing responsibility including Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis, Controller of a software division, and Head of Pricing & Licensing Strategy across IBM’s software business, as well as seven years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP reaching the level of Manager. Mr. Connolly is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.

J. David Tolbert

Mr. J. David Tolbert is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Platform Specialty Products Corp. Mr. Tolbert has served in this role since December 2016, after serving as a human resources consultant to Platform from April 2016 to December 2016. Prior to joining Platform, Mr. Tolbert was with Jarden Corporation where he served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Risk from September 2001 to September 2014. From October 2014 to December 2015, Mr. Tolbert served as a human resources advisor for Jarden Corporation. Since 1993, Mr. Tolbert had served in various management and executive roles in the areas of human resources, administration and corporate risk for Jarden Corporation. From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Tolbert served in various human resources and operating positions at Ball Corporation. Mr. Tolbert holds a B.S. and M.B.A. from Ball State University.

John Capps

Mr. John Edward Capps is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Platform Specialty Products Corp. Prior to joining Platform, Mr. Capps was with Jarden Corporation, a Fortune 500 broad-based consumer products company, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President - Administration, General Counsel and Secretary until April 2016 when Jarden Corporation merged with Newell Brands Inc. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Capps was with American Household, Inc. which was acquired by Jarden Corporation in January 2005. Previously, Mr. Capps worked as a private lawyer with the firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Mr. Capps holds a J.D. from the University of Texas and a B.A. and M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University.

Benjamin Gliklich

Mr. Benjamin Gliklich is the Executive Vice President - Operations and Strategy of Platform Specialty Products Corp. Mr. Gliklich served as Chief Operating Officer from October 2015 to April 2016; Vice President – Corporate Development, Finance and Investor Relations of Platform from January 2015 to October 2015 and as Director of Corporate Development from May 2014 to January 2015. Prior to joining Platform, Mr. Gliklich was a senior associate at General Atlantic, a global growth-oriented private equity firm. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gliklich was an associate in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Gliklich holds an A.B. Cum Laude from Princeton University and an M.B.A with distinction from Columbia Business School.

Nichelle Maynard-Elliott

Ms. Nichelle Maynard-Elliott has been appointed Director of the Company effective on August 15, 2018. She currently serves as Executive Director, Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”) for Praxair, Inc. (“Praxair”). Ms. Maynard-Elliott joined Praxair in 2003 as Senior Counsel responsible for M&A and commercial transactions for Praxair’s U.S. packaged gases and healthcare businesses. Ms. Maynard-Elliott served as Assistant General Counsel from 2007 to 2011 and transitioned to the role of Executive Director, M&A in 2011. She is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut. Ms. Maynard-Elliott graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Economics, and received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

Ian Ashken

Mr. Ian G. H. Ashken is an Independent Director of Platform Specialty Products Corp. Mr. Ashken was the co-founder and Vice Chairman and President of Jarden from June 2014 until April 2016 when Jarden merged with Newell. In connection with the merger, Mr. Ashken joined the Newell board. Mr. Ashken also served as Jarden's Chief Financial Officer until June 2014 and as its Secretary until February 2007. Currently, Mr. Ashken is serving on the board of Nomad Foods Limited, and is a director or trustee of a number of private companies and charitable institutions. Mr. Ashken also served as the Vice Chairman and/or Chief Financial Officer of three public companies: Benson Eyecare Corporation, Lumen Technologies, Inc., and Bollé Inc. between 1992 and 2000. During the last five years, Mr. Ashken also served as a director of Phoenix Group Holdings.

Michael Goss

Mr. Michael F. Goss is an Independent Director of Platform Specialty Products Corp. Mr. Goss is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sotheby's. Prior to joining Sotheby's in March 2016, Mr. Goss served at Bain Capital, LLC (“Bain Capital”) until December 2013 following 13 years with the firm in various senior managerial capacities. Mr. Goss joined Bain Capital in 2001 as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer and in 2004, he assumed the additional role of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Goss was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Digitas Inc., a global internet professional services firm, which he helped take public in March 2000. Prior to joining Digitas Inc., Mr. Goss was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and a member of the board of directors of Playtex Products, Inc. Mr. Goss graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in economics and received an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

Ryan Israel

Mr. Ryan Israel is an Independent Director of Platform Specialty Products Corp. Mr. Israel is a partner at Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. (“Pershing Square”), a research intensive, fundamental value based investment firm based in New York City. Mr. Israel joined Pershing Square in March 2009, and is responsible for identifying, analyzing and monitoring current and prospective investment opportunities across a variety of industries. Before joining Pershing Square, Mr. Israel was an investment banker in the technology, media and telecom division at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Mr. Israel attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics, with concentrations in Finance and Accounting.

E. Stanley O'Neal

Mr. E. Stanley O'Neal is an Independent Director of Platform Specialty Products Corp. Mr. O’Neal served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (“Merrill Lynch”) until October 2007. He became Chief Executive Officer of Merrill Lynch in 2002 and was elected Chairman of the Board in 2003. Mr. O’Neal was employed with Merrill Lynch for 21 years, serving as President and Chief Operating Officer from July 2001 to December 2002; President of U.S. Private Client from February 2000 to July 2001; Chief Financial Officer from 1998 to 2000 and Executive Vice President and Co-head of Global Markets and Investment Banking from 1997 to 1998. Currently, Mr. O’Neal is a member of the audit and governance committee of Arconic Inc., an aluminum manufacturing company and the former parent company of Alcoa Inc. Prior to the separation of these two entities in November 2016, Mr. O'Neal had served as a director of Alcoa Inc. since January 2008 and as a member of its audit and governance and nominating committees. Mr. O’Neal was also a director of General Motors Corporation from 2001 to 2006, and a director of American Beacon Advisors, Inc. (investment advisor registered with the SEC) from 2009 to September 2012. Mr. O’Neal graduated from Kettering University with a degree in industrial administration and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Martin Franklin

2,000,000

Scot Benson

1,309,400

Diego Casanello

--

Rakesh Sachdev

5,888,030

John Connolly

1,349,640

J. David Tolbert

692,654

John Capps

1,716,340

Benjamin Gliklich

1,622,280

Nichelle Maynard-Elliott

--

Ian Ashken

153,992

Michael Goss

159,992

Ryan Israel

--

E. Stanley O'Neal

157,492
As Of  30 Dec 2017