Peter R. Huntsman
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Peter R. Huntsman serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company. He has served as a director since 1994 and the Chairman of the Board since 2018. He also serves on the Board’s Litigation and Public Policy Committee. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2000, Mr. Huntsman served as President and Chief Operating Officer, positions to which he was first appointed in 1994. Mr. Huntsman joined Huntsman Polypropylene Corporation as a Vice President in 1987 after working for Olympus Oil for four years, later becoming a Senior Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Huntsman has also served as Senior Vice President of Huntsman Chemical Corporation and as Senior Vice President of Huntsman Packaging Corporation, a former subsidiary of our company. He currently serves as a director of Venator Materials PLC, which separated from Huntsman in 2017.
Dr. Mary C. Beckerle
Dr. Beckerle has served as a director of the Company since 2011. She is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Sustainability Committee. Dr. Beckerle is an internationally recognized scientist and a Distinguished Professor of Biology and Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah, which she joined in 1986. She presently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah and has done so since 2006. Dr. Beckerle has served on the National Institute of Health (NIH) Advisory Committee to the Director, on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Cancer Research, as President of the American Society for Cell Biology and as the Chair of the American Cancer Society Council for Extramural Grants. She currently sits on a number of scientific advisory boards, including the Medical Advisory Board of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Board of Scientific Advisors of the National Cancer Institute (USA) and the External Advisory Board of the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, and she is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. Dr. Beckerle is a director of Johnson & Johnson, where she chairs the Science, Technology & Sustainability Committee and also sits on the Regulatory Compliance Committee.
Chair of the Compensation Committee and Director
Ms. Dulá joined the Company’s board of directors in June 2020 and is Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Prior to her retirement in 2018, Ms. Dulá served as Vice Chairman of Bank of America, Latin America, and headed the Global Corporate and Investment Banking Division for the region, a position to which she was first appointed in 2013. Before that, she headed Merrill Lynch’s Latin America Wealth Management Division and BofA’s Latin America Corporate and Investment Banking Division. Prior to joining BofA, Ms. Dulá was Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Latino de Radio, the owner/operator of more than 500 radio stations in Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market, co-founded two internet companies, Internet Group of Brazil and Obsidiana, and served as CEO of Telemundo Studios México. She began her professional career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, based in London and New York, and arising to leadership positions. Ms. Dulá presently serves as an independent director on the boards of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., a publicly-traded Spanish language media company, and Acciona, S.A., a publicly-traded renewable energy and infrastructure developer headquartered in Spain. She also serves as a member of the Latin America Strategic Advisory Board of Banco Itaú. Ms. Dulá is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and previously sat on the boards of the Council of the Americas, Women’s World Banking, and the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. In 2018, Ms. Dulá ranked 4th on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Latinas.
Cynthia L. Egan
Vice Chair of the Board, Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Lead Independent Director
Ms. Egan joined the Company’s board of directors in June 2020. She is currently the Company’s Vice Chair and Lead Independent Director. She is also Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Prior to her retirement in 2012, Ms. Egan served as President of Retirement Plan Services for T. Rowe Price Group, a global investment management organization, a position to which she was first appointed in 2007. From 1989 to 2007, before joining T. Rowe Price, she held progressively more senior executive positions with Fidelity Investments, Inc., a multinational financial services corporation, including Executive Vice President, Head of Fidelity Institutional Services Company, President of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, and Executive Vice President of Fidelity Management Research Company. She was the founding chair of the T. Rowe Price Women's Roundtable and the founding co-chair of the Council for Women of Boston College. Ms. Egan started her professional career at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in 1980 and worked at KPMG Peat Marwick and Bankers Trust before joining Fidelity Investments in 1989. She presently serves as a director and Chair of the Board of Directors of The Hanover Insurance Group, and she is a director of the BlackRock Fixed Income Funds Complex, comprising 110 mutual funds, and The Unum Group. She previously sat on the board of Envestnet, a NYSE-listed company providing wealth management technology and products to financial advisors and institutions. Ms. Egan spent one year as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Department of Treasury where she advised senior level agency employees on domestic employment retirement security, and she currently Chairs the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and has served on the boards of the Walters Art Museum and The St. Paul's School for Boys.
Curtis E. Espeland
Mr. Espeland has served as a director of the Company since January 2022 and is a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. He retired from Eastman Chemical Company in 2020 after almost 25 years in leadership roles, including his last twelve as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Eastman, Curt held various positions of increasing responsibility at Arthur Andersen performing audit, financial due diligence and business consulting services in the banking, manufacturing, media and telecommunications industries in the U.S. and across the globe. He is a member of the Board and Lead Independent Director of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., where he also sits on the board’s finance and audit committees, and he is a director of Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals company, where serves as chair of the board’s audit committee.
Mr. Ferrari has served as a director of the Company since March 2018 and is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Sustainability Committee. He is a senior advisor to SK Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm. From March 2011 through the end of 2020, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Versalis S.p.A., one of Europe’s largest chemical companies, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Matrìca S.p.A., a Versalis joint-venture with Novamont focusing on renewable chemistry. Mr. Ferrari was employed by the Company in various roles of increasing responsibility until 2011 and has more than 35 years of operating and executive experience in the chemical industry, including working for Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) and Agip Petroli, a subsidiary of Eni S.p.A. He is President of PlasticsEurope Bruxelles, an association of plastics manufacturers, and previously served as President of the European Chemical Industry Council, Europe's leading trade association for the chemical industry. Mr. Ferrari serves as a director of Venator Materials PLC, which separated from Huntsman in 2017.
Chair of the Audit Committee and Director
Ms. McGovern has served as a director of the Company since 2021. She is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. McGovern retired in 2020 after more than 35 years of audit and advisory experience, as a Partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP. Her credentials include supervisory responsibilities over audits of large, global Fortune 500 companies, while working directly with her clients on mergers and acquisitions, strategic business model transformation, financing transactions, and other strategic priorities. Ms. McGovern has proven leadership experience which included heading the succession and deployment process for accounting and assurance partners focusing on developing audit partners for the firm’s most significant clients. Ms. McGovern helped identify, mobilize, and direct resources globally to help partners and leaders respond to trends affecting multinational companies. Ms. McGovern has served as a speaker at multiple education sessions for current and future board members on the role of the audit committee and has facilitated sessions for audit committees focused on transformation, enhancing effectiveness, and sharing leading practices. Ms. McGovern also serves as a director of Flexsteel Industries, Inc., a retail furniture manufacturer and importer, where she serves on the Audit & Ethics Committee.
Mr. Muñoz has served as a director of the Company since January 2022 and is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Sustainability Committee. He is the Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Company, a global manufacturer of automobiles based in Seoul, South Korea, where he oversees more than 120,000 employees and operations worldwide. In addition to being responsible for the company’s overall results, including the nearly $88 billion in total 2020 revenues, José leads the company’s global operational strategies and their implementation, oversees the development and implementation of the company’s fuel cell vehicle and mobility services strategy, and serves as President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, the company’s largest operating subsidiary. Prior to joining Hyundai in 2019, José served in leadership roles at Nissan (most recently as global Chief Performance Officer and head of the company’s China region), Toyota and Daewoo.
David B. Sewell
Mr. Sewell has served as a director of the Company since January 2022. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors of WestRock Company, one of the world’s largest paper and packaging companies. Prior to joining WestRock, Mr. Sewell was President and Chief Operating Officer of The Sherwin‐Williams Company, a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution and sale of paint, coatings and related products. He was responsible for the global operating segments and oversaw the execution of strategy across all businesses to deliver long‐term value and led strategic M&A, including closing three acquisitions. Prior to his 14 years at Sherwin‐Williams, he spent more than 15 years in General Electric’s Plastics and Advanced Materials Division.