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Element Solutions Inc (ESI.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Martin Franklin

54 2019 Executive Chairman of the Board

Scot Benson

57 2019 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Benjamin Gliklich

34 2019 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Carey Dorman

30 2019 Chief Financial Officer

John Capps

54 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Michael Russnok

43 2019 Chief Accounting Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Rakesh Sachdev

63 2019 Director

Ian Ashken

58 2013 Independent Director

Christopher Fraser

61 2019 Independent Director

Michael Goss

59 2013 Independent Director

Nichelle Maynard-Elliott

50 2018 Independent Director

E. Stanley O'Neal

67 2013 Independent Director

Yash Nehete

2018 Senior Associate, Corporate Development & IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Martin Franklin

Mr. Martin E. Franklin is an Executive Chairman of the Board of the company since January 31, 2019. Mr. Franklin is the Founder and CEO of Mariposa Capital LLC, a Miami-based family investment firm focused on long-term value creation across various industries, and Chairman and controlling shareholder of Royal Oak Enterprises, LLC. Mr. Franklin is also co-founder and co-Chairman of Nomad Foods Limited, a director of Restaurant Brands International Inc. ("Restaurant Brands") and a founder and director of J2 Acquisition Limited, and serves as principal and executive officer of a number of private investment entities and charities. 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 was appointed to Jarden's board of directors in June 2001 and served as Jarden's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from September 2001 until June 2011, at which time he was appointed as Executive Chairman. 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: Newell Brands, Inc., and Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (until its transaction with Tim Hortons, Inc. and the creation of Restaurant Brands in December 2014). Mr. Franklin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

Scot Benson

Mr. Scot R. Benson is President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to being promoted to this role in January 2019, Mr. Benson served as President of the former Performance Solutions segment of Element Solutions from 2015 to January 2019 where he led the integration of the former Alent plc businesses and the former OM Group, Inc.’s Electronic Chemicals and Photomasks businesses with MacDermid. Mr. Benson joined MacDermid in 1999 which was acquired by the Company in October 2013. 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.

Benjamin Gliklich

Mr. Benjamin Gliklich is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company since January 31, 2019. He served as Executive Vice President - Operations and Strategy of the Company since April 2016. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Gliklich served as the Company's Chief Operating Officer from October 2015 to April 2016 and as Vice President of the Company responsible for multiple different functions from January to October 2015. Mr. Gliklich joined Element Solutions as Director of Corporate Development in May 2014. Prior to joining Element Solutions, Mr. Gliklich worked for General Atlantic, a global growth-oriented private equity firm, and Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Gliklich holds an A.B. Cum Laude from Princeton University and an MBA with distinction from Columbia Business School.

Carey Dorman

Mr. Carey J. Dorman is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to being promoted to this role in March 2019, Mr. Dorman served as Corporate Treasurer and VP, Investor Relations of Element Solutions from February 2018 to March 2019 after having served as Senior Director, Corporate Development from April 2017 to February 2018 and as Director - Corporate Development from April 2015 to April 2017. In his prior roles, Mr. Dorman’s responsibilities included capital markets, corporate development, financial planning, investor relations and merger integration. Prior to joining Element Solutions in April 2015, Mr. Dorman worked for Taconic Capital Advisors, a global institutional investment firm, from December 2013 to April 2015, and for Goldman Sachs & Co. from June 2011 to November 2013. Mr. Dorman holds Bachelor's degrees in Engineering and in Economics from Brown University.

John Capps

Mr. John Edward Capps is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of of Element Solutions. Mr. Capps joined the Company in May 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Capps was with Jarden, 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. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Capps was with American Household, Inc. which was acquired by Jarden in January 2005. Prior to 2003, Mr. Capps was in private law practice 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.

Michael Russnok

Mr. Michael Russnok is Chief Accounting Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. He has served as Vice President, Corporate Controller of Element Solutions since joining the Company in March 2017. Prior to joining Element Solutions, Mr. Russnok worked for Avon Products, Inc. ("Avon") from 2012 to 2017 where he served as Vice President, Corporate Controller after initially joining as Assistant Controller. Prior to joining Avon, he held several positions of increasing responsibility at Pitney Bowes Inc. and Thomson Reuters Corporation after spending several years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as an auditor. Mr. Russnok is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Syracuse University.

Rakesh Sachdev

Mr. Rakesh Sachdev is Director of the company. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from January 2016 through January 2019. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sachdev served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation ("Sigma-Aldrich") from 2010 to 2015 where he also served as a member of the board. 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, Mr. Sachdev 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.

Ian Ashken

Mr. Ian G. H. Ashken is an Independent Director of the company. Currently, Mr. Ashken is also 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 was the co-founder and Vice Chairman of Jarden from 2001 until April 2016, and President of Jarden from June 2014 until April 2016, when Jarden merged with Newell. Mr. Ashken was also a member of the Jarden board from 2001 until April 2016 and served as Jarden's Chief Financial Officer until June 2014. Prior to Jarden, Mr. Ashken 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 Newell.

Christopher Fraser

Mr. Christopher T. Fraser is Director of the Company. Mr. Fraser served as Chairman of the Board of KMG Chemicals Inc. ("KMG") from December 2012 to November 2018 and was a director of KMG from May 2008 to November 2018. He also served as Chief Executive Officer and President of KMG from September 2013 to November 2018 after serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of KMG on an interim basis from July 2013 to September 2013. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Fraser was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chemical Lime Company, a North American producer of calcium based (limestone), alkaline products with various industrial applications. Before joining Chemical Lime Company, Mr. Fraser was President and Chief Executive Officer of OCI Chemical Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DC Chemical Co. ("OCI") from 1996 to 2006. Prior to joining OCI, Mr. Fraser held various positions of responsibility in sales, marketing, business development, operations and general management. Mr. Fraser has been a director of Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE:PHX) since March 2019, and is a member of its Audit and Compensation committees. He has also previously served as a director at OCI Company Ltd. from 2006 to 2008, ANSAC from 1994 to 2006 and Tangoe Inc. from 2002 to 2008, and has been an Operating Partner of Advent International Corp. since 2011 which he advises on transactions in the industrial sector. Mr. Fraser holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Michael Goss

Mr. Michael F. Goss is an Independent Director of Platform Specialty Products Corp. Mr. Goss is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sotheby's, Inc. 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, 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.

Nichelle Maynard-Elliott

Ms. Nichelle Monique Maynard-Elliott is an Independent Director of the Company since August 15, 2018. Ms. Maynard-Elliott currently serves as Executive Director, Mergers & Acquisitions for Praxair, Inc., a member of the Linde group ("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.

E. Stanley O'Neal

Mr. E. Stanley O'Neal is an Independent Director of the company. 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 board member of Clearway Energy, Inc. and a member of the Audit and Finance committees 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 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.

Yash Nehete

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