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Methanex Corp (MX.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Floren

60 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ian Cameron

2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance

Vanessa James

2013 Senior Vice President - Global Marketing and Logistics

Bradley Boyd

2018 Senior Vice President - Corporate Resources

Kevin Henderson

2016 Senior Vice President - Manufacturing

Michael Herz

2013 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development

Kevin Price

2016 General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Kevin Rodgers

2019 Director

Bruce Aitken

64 2012 Independent Director

Douglas Arnell

52 2016 Independent Director

James Bertram

62 2018 Independent Director

Phillip Cook

72 2006 Independent Director

Maureen Howe

61 2018 Independent Director

Robert Kostelnik

67 2008 Independent Director

Janice Rennie

62 2006 Independent Director

Margaret Walker

66 2015 Independent Director

Benita Warmbold

60 2016 Independent Director

Kim Campbell

2018 Manager Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Floren

Mr. John N. Floren is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company., since January 2013. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Floren was Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & Logistics of the Company from June 2005 and prior to that, Director, Marketing & Logistics, North America from May 2002. He has been an employee of the Company for approximately 18 years and has worked in the chemical industry for over 30 years. Mr. Floren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Manitoba. He also attended the Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development and has attended the International Executive Program at INSEAD. Most recently he completed the Directors Education Program at the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Ian Cameron

Mr. Ian P. Cameron is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance of Methanex Corporation ,since January 2013. Mr. Cameron is responsible for the global finance function as well as executive oversight of our operations in Trinidad. In 2018, Mr. Cameron and his team in Trinidad delivered strong production results. Mr. Cameron and his finance team demonstrated excellent financial management and a balanced approach to capital allocation, which positioned the Company to effectively facilitate continued dividend payments and share buybacks. The team also managed costs effectively and enabled shareholder distributions from the Egypt entity, resulting in a strong balance sheet and liquidity positioning that will support the Company’s growth strategy and manage volatility in a cyclical industry

Vanessa James

Ms. Vanessa L. James is Senior Vice President - Global Marketing and Logistics of Methanex Corporation, since January 1, 2013. She is responsible for overseeing Methanex's core Marketing and Logistics functions, as well as the wholly owned shipping subsidiary, Waterfront Shipping. She joined Methanex in 1995, and took on her previous position of Vice President, Marketing and Logistics North America, in 2008. In her current role, Ms. James provides leadership and direction to the global marketing and logistics function as well as executive oversight for our New Zealand operations

Bradley Boyd

Mr. Bradley W. Boyd is Senior Vice President - Corporate Resources of the Company. Prior there to Vice President, Human Resources of the Company since May 2016; prior thereto Managing Director, Egypt of the Company since April 2015; prior thereto Vice President, Finance and Business Integration, Egypt of the Company since August 2012.

Kevin Henderson

Mr. Kevin L. Henderson is Senior Vice President - Manufacturing of the Company. He is responsible for Methanex’s North American assets, as well as enhancing reliability, asset utilization and Responsible Care® across our manufacturing operations globally. Mr. Henderson’s more than 40 years’ experience in the methanol industry includes manufacturing, operational management and leadership, and project leadership. Mr. Henderson serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC).

Michael Herz

Mr. Michael J. Herz is Senior Vice President - Corporate Development of Methanex Corporation, since January 2013. He oversees Methanex's corporate strategy and the identification and development of growth opportunities. His responsibilities include executive oversight of Methanex’s Egypt operations. Since joining Methanex in 1995, Mr. Herz has held several roles in finance, corporate development and marketing where he played a key role in enhancing the company's global leadership. Mr. Herz was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Development in January 2013 and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.

Kevin Price

Kevin Rodgers

Mr. Kevin Rodgers is Director of the Company. Mr. Rodgers brings almost thirty years of financial and capital market experience to the Board. He was most recently a Partner and Senior Advisor to the Chief Investment Officer at Cumulus Asset Management, an asset management company. Mr. Rodgers also served as the Managing Director and Global Head of Foreign Exchange at Deutsche Bank from 2012 to 2014 and held several other leadership roles at Deutsche Bank since 1999. Mr. Rodgers holds a master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London, an MBA from London Business School and a master's degree in Economic History from London School of Economics.

Bruce Aitken

Mr. Bruce M. Aitken is Independent Director of Methanex Corp. Mr. Aitken is a corporate director. He was President & CEO of the Company from May 2004 until his retirement at the end of 2012. Prior to this, Mr. Aitken was President & Chief Operating Officer of the Company from September 2003 and prior to that he was Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific of the Company (based in New Zealand). He has also held the position of Vice President, Corporate Development (based in Vancouver). He was an employee of the Company and its predecessor methanol companies for approximately 22 years. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Aitken worked in various executive roles for Fletcher Challenge Ltd. in New Zealand. Mr. Aitken holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and is a member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.

Douglas Arnell

Mr. Douglas James Arnell is Independent Director of the Company, since October 1, 2016. Mr. Arnell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Helm Energy Advisors Inc. ("Helm Energy"), a private company he founded in March 2015 that provides advisory services to the global energy sector. Prior to founding Helm Energy, from September 2010 to March 2015, Mr. Arnell was employed with Golar LNG Ltd., including as Chief Executive Officer from February 2011 to March 2015. Golar LNG is a U.S. public company focused on owning and operating LNG midstream floating assets. Prior to joining Golar LNG, Mr. Arnell held various senior positions within the BG Group of companies from 2003 to 2010 and with other energy companies prior to that time. Mr. Arnell holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary

James Bertram

Mr. James V. Bertram is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bertram served as the Chief Executive Officer of Keyera Corporation, one of the largest independent midstream energy companies in Canada, from its inception in 1998 until 2014 and is currently the Chair of the Board for that company. Prior to working at Keyera, Mr. Bertram held senior marketing roles with other energy companies: Gulf Canada and Amerada Hess Canada (now Hess Corporation). Mr. Bertram holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and also serves as a director of Emera Inc.

Phillip Cook

Mr. Phillip H. Cook is Independent Director of Methanex Corporation, since May 2006. Mr. Cook is a corporate director. He held the position of Senior Advisor of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow Chemical”) from June 2006 until his retirement in January 2007. Dow Chemical provides chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services. Prior to his Senior Advisor position, Mr. Cook was Corporate Vice President, Strategic Development & New Ventures of Dow Chemical from 2005. Mr. Cook previously held senior positions with Dow Chemical including Senior Vice President, Performance Chemicals & Thermosets from 2003, and from 2000 he held the position of Business Vice President, Epoxy Products & Intermediates. Mr. Cook holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and in 2018 he became a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow. He also has a CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight.

Maureen Howe

Ms. Maureen E. Howe Ph.D., is Independent Director of the company. She brings a wealth of finance and capital market experience to the Board. Ms. Howe served as Managing Director of Equity Research of Energy Infrastructure at RBC Capital Markets from 1996 to 2008. Prior to working at RBC Capital Markets, Ms. Howe held finance positions in the utility industry, investment banking and portfolio management. Ms. Howe holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from the University of Manitoba and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of British Columbia.

Robert Kostelnik

Mr. Robert J. Kostelnik is Independent Director of Methanex Corporation, since September 1, 2008. Mr. Kostelnik has been a principal in GlenRock Recovery Partners, LLC since February 2012. GlenRock Recovery Partners facilitates the sale of non-fungible hydrocarbons in the United States. Prior to this, he was President & Chief Executive Officer of Cinatra Clean Technologies, Inc. from 2008 to May 2011. Mr. Kostelnik held the position of Vice President of Refining for CITGO Petroleum Corporation ("CITGO") from July 2006 until his retirement in 2007. He held a number of senior positions during his 16 years with CITGO. Mr. Kostelnik holds a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Missouri and is a Registered Professional Engineer

Janice Rennie

Ms. Janice Gaye Rennie is Independent Director of Methanex Corporation, since May 2006. From 2004 to 2005, Ms. Rennie is a corporate director. From 2004 to 2005, Ms. Rennie was Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness for EPCOR Utilities Inc. ("EPCOR"). At that time, EPCOR built, owned and operated power plants, electrical transmission and distribution networks, water and wastewater treatment facilities and infrastructure in Canada and the United States. Prior to 2004, Ms. Rennie was Principal of Rennie & Associates, which provided investment and related advice to small and mid-sized companies. Ms. Rennie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Margaret Walker

Ms. Margaret Reese Walker is Independent Director of the CompanyMs. Walker has been the owner of MLRW Group, LLC since January 2011. MLRW Group, LLC is a consulting firm focusing on working with companies to improve capital investment outcomes and to improve overall safety performance. From 2004 until her retirement in December 2010, Ms. Walker was Vice President of Engineering & Technology for The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow Chemical”). Prior to this, Ms. Walker held other senior positions with Dow Chemical including Senior Leader in Manufacturing & Engineering and Business Director of Contract Manufacturing. Dow Chemical provides chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services. Ms. Walker holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University, located in Lubbock, Texas and in 2018 she became a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow

Benita Warmbold

Ms. Benita M. Warmbold is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Warmbold was Senior Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPPIB”) from 2013 until her retirement in 2017. Prior to this and from 2008, Ms. Warmbold was the Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer of CPPIB. CPPIB is a professional investment management organization responsible for investing funds on behalf of the Canada Pension Plan. From 1997 to 2008, Ms. Warmbold was the Managing Director & CFO for Northwater Capital Management Inc. Ms. Warmbold holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University, is a Chartered Professional Accountant, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and has been granted the ICD.D designation by the Institute of Corporate Directors..

Kim Campbell

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