Westlake appoints three new directors its board

Westlake appoints three new directors to its board

5:33 AM, 9th January 2018
Westlake appoints three new directors to its board

HOUSTON, US: Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) has appointed Jeffrey Sheets, Marius Haas and David Chao, to its board of directors.

Sheets, 59, served as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of ConocoPhillips Company from October 2010 to February 2016. He was associated with ConocoPhillips and its predecessor companies for more than 36 years and served in a variety of roles, including senior vice president of planning and strategy as well as vice president and treasurer. He began his career in 1980 as a process engineer with Phillips Petroleum Company. He also serves on the board of Enerplus Corporation and is a former director of DCP Midstream Partners LP.

Haas, 50, has been the president and chief commercial officer (CCO) of Dell EMC since September 2016 and previously was CCO and president of Enterprise Solutions for Dell Inc from August 2012 to September 2016. Prior to joining Dell he was previously with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co from June 2011 to August 2012 and with HP Inc and its predecessor companies from August 1995 to June 2011, where he served in a variety of roles, including as senior vice president and global manager of HP’s Networking Division and as senior vice president and chief strategy officer.

David Chao, 41, has been executive chairman of Tanglewood Property Group since July 2017. Previously, from July 2011 to July 2017, He was employed by Westlake Chemical Corporation; from August 2013 to July 2017, as vice president of business development for Asia and Middle East and from July 2011 to August 2013, as director of business development for Asia and Middle East. Prior to joining Westlake, Chao was president and director at PT Titan Petrokimia Nusantara, a petrochemical company based in Indonesia, from January 2008 to December 2010.

“We are delighted that Jeff, Marius and David have agreed to join our board. They bring a unique combination of experience and in-depth knowledge of a variety of industries. We look forward to working with them as they share their perspectives with the board. These appointments are part of the board’s long-term succession planning,” said James Chao, chairman, Westlake Chemical Corporation.

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