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Lori J. Ryerkerk


Lori J. Ryerkerk, as Chair, President and CEO of Celanese Corporation brings over three decades of energy industry experience to her roles. She combines deep technical and commercial skills with a passion for the manufacturing. Prior to joining Celanese, her passion for manufacturing led her to ExxonMobil whose many operational and leadership roles helped her earn positions as SVP of Hess Corporation, Regional VP of Shell, and then executive VP of global manufacturing in Shell Downstream Inc. She currently serves on the board of directors of Eaton Corporation, a leading contributor of power management technologies and services. Additionally, she actively supports a variety of organizations in her hometown of Beaumont, Texas. She holds a degree in chemical engineering from Iowa State University, where she was inducted into the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Hall of Fame in 2021.

Year appointed: 2019