Board of Directors

Pierre R. Brondeau , Chairman of the Board

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION:

Chairman, Livent since 2018

Mr. Brondeau joined FMC as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2010 and became its Chairman in October 2010 and Executive Chairman in June 2020. He resigned as President in June 2018, as Chief Executive Officer in June 2020, and as Executive Chairman in April 2021, and retired as an employee of FMC coincident with his retirement as Executive Chairman. Before joining FMC, Mr. Brondeau served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Dow Advanced Materials Division, until his retirement in September 2009. Prior to Dow’s acquisition of Rohm and Haas Company in April 2009, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Rohm and Haas from May 2008. Mr. Brondeau held numerous executive positions during his tenure at Rohm and Haas from 1989 through May 2008.

OTHER BOARD EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Brondeau serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of FMC as a non-employee Director. Mr. Brondeau is also a member of the Board of Directors of TE Connectivity, where he serves as the Lead Independent Director. Until March 2016, Mr. Brondeau served on the Board of Directors of Marathon Oil Corporation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Mr. Brondeau’s past roles as Executive Chairman and CEO of FMC, where he was responsible for the Lithium Division, and his former senior executive positions in the chemical industry, make him an important contributor to the Board of Directors.

Robert C. Pallash, Director

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION:

Retired President, Global Customer Group and Senior Vice President of Visteon Corporation, an automotive parts manufacturer

From January 2008 until December 2013, Mr. Pallash served as President, Global Customer Group and Senior Vice President of Visteon Corporation, an automotive parts manufacturer. From August 2005 to January 2008, Mr. Pallash was Senior Vice President, Asia Customer Group for Visteon. He joined Visteon in September 2001 as Vice President, Asia Pacific. Visteon filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in May 2009 and emerged from bankruptcy in October 2010. Prior to joining Visteon, Mr. Pallash served as President of TRW Automotive Japan from 1999.

OTHER BOARD EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Pallash has served as a member of the Board of Directors of FMC since 2008, and he served on the Board of Directors of Halla Climate Controls in South Korea, a majority-owned subsidiary of Visteon Corporation until December 2013.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Mr. Pallash’s international experience, particularly in Asia, a critical region for the lithium and broader energy storage supply chain, and his automotive industry experience enable him to bring significant value as a member of the Board of Directors.

G. Peter D’Aloia, Director

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION:

Former Managing Director and member of the Board of Directors of Ascend Performance Materials Holdings, Inc., a producer of Nylon 66 and related chemicals

Mr. D’Aloia served as Managing Director and a member of the Board of Directors of Ascend Performance Materials Holdings, Inc. from June 1, 2009 until March 31, 2017. From February 2000 until June 2008, Mr. D’Aloia served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Trane, Inc. (formerly American Standard Companies, Inc.). Prior to that, he was employed by Honeywell (formerly AlliedSignal Inc.), a diversified industrial company, most recently serving as Vice President-Strategic Planning and Business Development. He spent 28 years with AlliedSignal Inc. in diverse management positions, including Vice President-Taxes, Vice President and Treasurer, Vice President and Controller, and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Engineered Materials sector.

OTHER BOARD EXPERIENCE:

Mr. D’Aloia is a member of the Board of Directors of Wabco, Inc. Mr. D’Aloia served as a member of the Board of Directors of FMC from 2002 until April 2020 (including service on its Audit Committee). Mr. D’Aloia also served on the Board of Directors of ITT Inc. until May 2017.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Mr. D’Aloia’s significant financial and business experience resulting from senior executive and financial roles in large manufacturing operations, and his service as a director of other public companies, make him highly qualified to be a director of the Company.

Christina Lampe-Önnerud, Director

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION:

Founder, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Cadenza Innovation, Inc. since 2012

Dr. Lampe-Önnerud is an internationally recognized expert on Lithium-ion batteries and energy storage. She currently serves as Founder, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Cadenza Innovation, Inc., a Lithium-ion battery technology provider to the transportation, utility and commercial/industrial markets. Earlier in her career, she founded Boston-Power, Inc. a global Lithium-ion battery manufacturer, where she served as Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer. She has also held a senior executive position at hedge fund firm Bridgewater Associates, LP and served as Director and Partner in the Technology and Innovation Practice at innovation and management consulting firm, Arthur D. Little, Inc.

OTHER BOARD EXPERIENCE:

In addition to her role as Chairperson for Cadenza Innovation’s Board of Directors, Dr. Lampe-Önnerud serves on the board of the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium. Previously, she served on the boards for FuelCell Energy, Inc. from 2018 until 2019, Syrah Resources Limited from 2016 until 2019, and Boston-Power, Inc. from 2005 until 2012.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Renowned for her pioneering work in developing and commercializing Lithium-ion batteries, Dr. Lampe-Önnerud holds more than 80 patents. She is a two-time World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer winner, an organization for which she co-chaired its Global Futures Council on Energy Technologies. She has served as an advisor to the United Nations, is member of Sweden’s Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences and serves on MIT’s Visiting Committee for the Chemistry Department. Dr. Lampe-Önnerud’s Lithium-ion battery industry experience and her executive positions at technology-based businesses makes her a significant contributor to the Board of Directors.

Michael F. Barry, Director

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION:

Former Chief Executive Officer and President of Quaker Chemical Corporation d/b/a Quaker Houghton, and Chairman of the Board of Quaker since May 2009

Mr. Barry held various leadership and executive positions of increasing responsibility after joining Quaker in 1998, including Chief Executive Officer and President from October 2008 to November 2021, Senior Vice President and Managing Director–North America from January 2006 to October 2008; Senior Vice President and Global Industry Leader–Metalworking and Coatings from July to December 2005; Vice President and Global Industry Leader–Industrial Metalworking and Coatings from January 2004 to June 2005; and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1998 to August 2004. He ceased being the Chief Executive Officer and President of Quaker Chemical Corporation on November 30, 2021, but remained as an employee until December 31, 2021. Mr. Barry continues to serve in his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

OTHER BOARD EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Barry serves as the Chairman of Quaker’s Board of Directors. Mr. Barry was also a member of the Board of Directors of Rogers Corporation, from which he retired in May 2020. Furthermore, Mr. Barry serves on the Board of Trustees of Drexel University and the Advisory Board of Drexel University’s Gupta Governance Institute.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Mr. Barry’s significant business experience resulting from senior executive positions in the global chemical industry, and his service as a director of other public companies, make him a valuable contributor to our Board of Directors.

Steven T. Merkt, Director

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION:

President of the Transportation Solutions segment at TE Connectivity Ltd., one of the world’s largest suppliers of connectivity and sensor solutions to the automotive and commercial vehicle marketplaces, since August 2012

Before August 2012, Mr. Merkt was President of TE’s Automotive business. Since joining TE in 1989, Mr. Merkt has held various leadership positions in general management, operations, engineering, marketing, supply chain, and new product launches.

OTHER BOARD EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Merkt is a member of the Board of Directors of the Isonoma Foundation, a foundation whose mission is to help diminish disparities in healthcare, housing and education in the Philadelphia and Harrisburg regions of Pennsylvania.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Mr. Merkt’s experience particularly in the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors makes him a valuable contributor to our Board.

Pablo Marcet, Director

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION:

Founder and President, Geo Logic S.A. since 2003

Mr. Marcet is the founder of Geo Logic S.A., a management consulting company that services the mining sector, and has served as President since 2003. He also served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Waymar Resources Limited, a Canadian mineral exploration company, from 2010 to 2014, until its acquisition by Orosur Mining Inc. Prior to this, Mr. Marcet served as President, Subsidiaries and Operations, Argentina, of Northern Orion Resources Inc. from 2003 until 2007, and held senior roles with BHP Billiton from 1988 until 2003.

OTHER BOARD EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Marcet serves on the Board of Directors of St. George’s College, a private school in Argentina. Previously, Mr. Marcet was a member of the Board of Directors of U3O8 Corp., a uranium and battery commodities company, from 2011 until August 2020, Esrey Resources Ltd. from 2017 until 2020, Barrick Gold Corporation from 2016 until 2019, Orosur Mining Inc. from 2014 until 2016, and Waymar Resources Limited from 2010 until 2014.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Mr. Marcet’s significant business experience in the mining industry in Latin America, and particularly in Argentina, make him a valuable contributor to the Board of Directors.

Andrea E. Utecht, Director

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION:

Retired Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of FMC Corporation

Ms. Utecht joined FMC in July 2001 as Chief Legal Officer and served as FMC’s Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from January 2002, and as Executive Vice President from 2011 until her retirement from FMC on March 31, 2019. Prior to joining FMC, Ms. Utecht was Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc. (now known as Arkema Inc.). She was with ATOFINA and its predecessor companies for 20 years, including three years as Vice President for acquisitions and divestitures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Ms. Utecht’s legal experience and intimate knowledge of the lithium business make her a significant contributor to the Board of Directors.

Paul W. Graves, Director

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION:

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Livent since 2018

Before joining Livent, Mr. Graves served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FMC from 2012 to 2018. Mr. Graves previously served as a managing director and partner in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs Group in Hong Kong and was the co-head of Natural Resources for Asia (excluding Japan). In that capacity, he was responsible for managing the company’s Pan-Asian Natural Resources Investment Banking business. Mr. Graves also served as Global Head of Chemical Investment Banking for Goldman Sachs, which he joined in 2000. Mr. Graves previously held finance and auditing roles of increasing responsibility at Ernst & Young, British Sky Broadcasting Group, ING Barings and J. Henry Schroder & Co.

OTHER BOARD EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Graves was a member of the Board of Directors of Lydall, Inc. from April 2021 until October 2021. Mr. Graves also serves on the Board of Directors of Nemaska Lithium, Inc.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Mr. Graves’s in-depth knowledge of the lithium business, his experience as FMC’s Chief Financial Officer and his financial expertise enables him to offer valuable insights to our Board of Directors.