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Celanese names Shell manufacturing lead as next CEO

April 8, 2019
Chemical Value Chain

Celanese has named Shell executive vice president Lori Ryerkerk as president and CEO, effective 1 May.

Mark Rohr, who has been Celanese chairman and CEO since April 2012, has been named executive chairman, effective 1 May. Rohr “will remain focused on guiding the strategic options to unlock value for Celanese stockholders and overseeing the achievement of the company’s 2020 growth strategy, while working closely with Ryerkerk to ensure a seamless transition,” Celanese says.

Ryerkerk most recently served as executive vice president, global manufacturing for Shell from October 2013 through September 2018, where she was responsible for all Shell refining and chemical assets globally.

“Lori’s extensive experience in leading global operations and managing some of the most complex technologies, engineering and supply chain systems in the world complement the opportunities before us to advance our rapid growth and continue our global expansion,” Rohr says. “Beyond this, Lori is a skilled international leader who is passionate about developing talent in a high-performing inclusive culture.”

By Robert Westervelt

Source: Chemical Week

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