Elementis has appointed Ralph Hewins as group chief financial officer-designate to succeed Brian Taylorson when he steps down from the role.
Hewins has been CFO of BP Lubricants since 2010, a global business that delivered EBIT of c.$1.4bn in 2015 and is part of the BP group. Ralph has enjoyed a number of significant leadership positions in a 30-year career with BP that includes roles in financial management, sales & marketing, corporate development (M&A), strategy and planning, as well as his current CFO role.
In addition, he is also a non-executive Director on the Board of Castrol India, a company with a market cap in excess of $2.5bn quoted on the Mumbai Stock Exchange, where he is a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. He has served on this Board for over 5 years.
Hewins be based in Elementis’s corporate office in London. He holds an MA degree in Modern History and Economics from the University of Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD.
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