LyondellBasell announces changes in leadership management

LyondellBasell announces changes in leadership management

11:20 AM, 19th January 2017
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HOUSTON, US/ LONDON, UK: LyondellBasell Industries NV announced a planned executive leadership change.

After 7 years with LyondellBasell, Kevin Brown, executive vice president – manufacturing and refining and a member of the company's management board, has announced he will be retiring in mid-February.

Kevin will be replaced by Daniel Coombs, who currently serves as the executive VP– global olefins & polyolefins (O&P) and technology and is a member of the company's management board.

In addition to manufacturing and refining, in his new role, Coombs will have additional responsibility for the company's technology business, global projects, global engineering services and procurement functions. Coombs has more than 38 years of industry experience, including 22 years in manufacturing in US and the Middle East as well as major capital project management.

As a result of these changes, Paul Augustowski, currently senior vice president – O&P Americas, will no longer report to Coombs and will report directly to Bob Patel, LyondellBasell CEO and chairman of the management board.

Similarly, Richard Roudeix, currently senior VP– O&P Europe, also will report directly to Patel. Roudeix will expand his responsibilities to include the entire O&P Europe, Asia and International segment, which includes joint ventures and related marketing and PP compounding. In connection with these responsibilities, Roudeix's title will change to senior vice president – O&P Europe, Asia and International.

"Since joining the company in 2009, Kevin has played a key role in our company's success and development. His work has helped to establish a solid foundation for sustainable performance over the longer term and I want to thank him for his hard work and significant contributions," said Bob Patel.

"I am also very pleased that Daniel will be taking on this important role. Having a deep bench of quality talent like Daniel ensures a seamless transition of responsibilities," added Patel.

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