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  • Peter R. Huntsman
    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 Chairman of the Board and a director of Venator Materials PLC, which separated from Huntsman in 2017.

  • Nolan D. Archibald
    Nolan D. Archibald
    Vice Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Lead Independent Director

    Mr. Archibald has served as a director of the Company since March 2005. He is currently the Company’s Vice Chairman and Lead Independent Director. He is also Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Archibald served as Executive Chairman of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., a consumer and commercial products company, from 2010 to 2013 and, before that, had been Chairman of The Black & Decker Corporation from 1987 until 2010. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Black & Decker from 1986 until 2010. Mr. Archibald previously served as a director of Lockheed Martin Corporation and Brunswick Corporation.

  • Dr. Mary C. Beckerle
    Dr. Mary C. Beckerle
    Director

    Dr. Beckerle has served as a director of the Company since 2011. She is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance 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.

  • M. Anthony Burns
    M. Anthony Burns
    Chairman of the Audit Committee and Director

    Mr. Burns has served as a director of the Company since 2010. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Burns currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of Ryder System, Inc., a provider of transportation and logistics services, a position he has held since his retirement from Ryder in 2002. Mr. Burns held several board and executive positions at Ryder before then, including Chairman of the Board from 1985 to 2002, Chief Executive Officer from 1983 to 2000, and President from 1979 to 1999. Prior to joining Ryder, Mr. Burns served in management of Mobil Oil Corporation. He is a Life Trustee of the University of Miami in Florida and is active in cultural and civic organizations in Florida.

  • Sonia Dulá
    Sonia Dulá
    Director

    Ms. Dulá joined the Company’s board of directors in June 2020 and has not yet been assigned to serve on any of the board committees. Prior to her retirement in 2018, Ms. Dulá served as Vice Chairman of Bank of America, Global Corporate and Investment Banking Division, a position to which she was first appointed in 2013, and, 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, working in both London and New York.  Ms. Dulá presently serves as an independent director on the boards of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed media company, and two publicly-traded Spanish companies, Promotora de Informaciones (PRISA) S.A., a leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group, and Acciona, S.A., an infrastructure and renewable energy developer.  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.

  • Cynthia L. Egan
    Cynthia L. Egan
    Director

    Ms. Egan joined the Company’s board of directors in June 2020 and has not yet been assigned to serve on any of the board committees. 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. 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 Vice Chair of the Board 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 company providing wealth management technology and products to financial advisors and institutions.  Ms. Egan was appointed as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Treasury specializing in retirement security from 2014 to 2015, and she currently serves as Chair of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

  • Daniele Ferrari
    Daniele Ferrari
    Director

    Mr. Ferrari has served as a director of the Company since March 2018 and is a member of the Compensation Committee. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Versalis S.p.A., one of Europe’s leading chemical manufacturing companies, and the Chairman of Matrìca S.p.A., a joint-venture with Novamont focusing on renewable chemistry, positions he has held since 2011. Mr. Ferrari is a former employee of the Company, having joined in 1997, and he held positions of increasing seniority and responsibility from 1997 to 2011, ultimately rising to become President of the Company’s Performance Products division. Prior to joining Huntsman, he worked for Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) and Agip Petroli (Eni group). He is President of PlasticsEurope, an association of plastics manufacturers, and President and a board member of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), the main European trade association for the chemical industry. Mr. Ferrari serves as a director of Venator Materials PLC, which separated from Huntsman in 2017.

  • Sir Robert J. Margetts
    Sir Robert J. Margetts
    Director

    Sir Robert Margetts has served as a director of the Company since 2010 and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He previously served as Deputy Chairman of OJSC Uralkali, a publicly traded potash fertilizer producer from 2010 to 2018, and as a director of Anglo American PLC from 1998 to 2010, Chairman of Legal & General Group PLC from 2000 until 2010, and Chairman of BOC Group PLC from 2002 to 2006.  Prior to joining the Company’s Board in 2010, Sir Rob served as Chairman—Europe of Huntsman Corporation for ten years and worked at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in various positions of increasing seniority and responsibility from 1969 to 2000, when he became Vice Chairman of ICI’s governing board.  Sir Rob currently serves as Vice Chairman, Lead Independent Director, and a director of Venator Materials PLC, which separated from Huntsman in 2017.

  • Wayne A. Reaud
    Wayne A. Reaud
    Chairman of the Litigation Committee, Chairman of the Compensation Committee and Director

    Mr. Reaud has served as a director of the Company since March 2005. Mr. Reaud is Chairman of  the Compensation Committee and the Litigation and Public Policy Committee. Mr. Reaud is a renowned trial lawyer and the founder of the Beaumont, Texas law firm of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn. For over 40 years, he has represented clients in significant cases involving personal injury, product and premises liability, toxic torts and business litigation. Mr. Reaud has handled first impression mass tort litigation involving asbestos premises liability claims, including the largest asbestos product liability class action lawsuit in the history of Texas courts and he also represented the State of Texas in its landmark litigation against the tobacco industry. Mr. Reaud currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Beaumont Foundation of America and is a Director of the Reaud Charitable Foundation. He is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, a member of the Philosophical Society and a member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee. Mr. Reaud was chosen as the Most Distinguished Alumni of Texas Tech University Law School in 1998 and also chosen as the Most Distinguished Alumni of Lamar University in 2006. Mr. Reaud was awarded the Honorary Order of the Coif by the University of Texas in 2011. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Reaud serves as a director of CBTX, Inc., a bank holding company for CommunityBank Texas N.A.

  • U.S. Navy Retired Vice Admiral Jan E. Tighe
    U.S. Navy Retired Vice Admiral Jan E. Tighe
    Director

    U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Jan Tighe (Retired) has served as a director of the Company since 2019 and is a member of the Audit Committee. The Vice Admiral’s service in the Navy commenced after her graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1980 and she held ranks of increasing seniority and responsibility, including Commander of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and the U.S. Tenth Fleet, prior to her retirement in 2018.  She previously served as U.S. Navy Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (with executive responsibilities as Director of Naval Intelligence), U.S. Navy Chief Information Officer, and the Navy’s Director of Cybersecurity.  Vice Admiral Tighe holds several advanced degrees from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), including Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, served as President of the NPS from 2012 to 2013, and was inducted into the NPS Hall of Fame in June 2018 in recognition of her distinguished accomplishments and contributions at the highest levels of public service.  She currently serves as a director of The Goldman Sachs Group, Progressive Corporation and IronNet Cybersecurity, and she sits on the Board of Trustees for MITRE, as well as the board of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation.  Vice Admiral Tighe also serves as a strategic advisor to a number of companies and organizations, including Paladin Capital Group, Blu Victor, Range Force and the Idaho National Laboratory National & Homeland Security Directorate, and is a governance Fellow at the National Association of Corporate Directors.

  • Jon M. Huntsman
    Jon M. Huntsman
    Founder

    June 21, 1937 – February 2, 2018

    Jon M. Huntsman was our founder and Chairman Emeritus of our company until his passing on February 2, 2018. Widely regarded as one of his generation's great industrialists, Mr. Huntsman leaves behind an extraordinary legacy. He was a pioneer in the chemical industry, having founded the Huntsman Container Company in 1970, which revolutionized packaging and plastics, and was the initial predecessor to what is today known as Huntsman Corporation. In 1974, Mr. Huntsman created the "clamshell" container for fast-food sandwiches and went on to invent as many as 30 other popular products, including the first plastic plates and bowls.

    In 1982, Mr. Huntsman formed Huntsman Chemical Corporation in Salt Lake City. While serving as its Chairman and CEO, he led the Company through constant, rapid growth with myriad impeccably timed and well-integrated acquisitions. Today Huntsman Corporation and Venator Corporation (a public subsidiary of Huntsman Corporation) together represent an $11 billion global manufacturer and marketer of chemicals. In December 2017, the Board of Directors of Huntsman Corporation named Mr. Huntsman Director and Chairman Emeritus, and elected his son, Peter R. Huntsman, Chairman, President and CEO.

    In his heart, Mr. Huntsman was first a philanthropist, and his life's ambition much greater than business. His mission was to find a cure for cancer and alleviate its ravaging effects on mankind. In 1995, he contributed $100 million to establish the Huntsman Cancer Institute, a pioneer in genetic research and treatment and today one of the world's most renowned cancer institutes and hospitals, located in Salt Lake City.