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Board of Directors

Christopher D. Pappas , , 59 ,

Mr. Pappas is the Chairman of Univar Solutions board of directors. He was the CEO of Trinseo, a leading global materials company, from 2010-2019. Before Trinseo, Mr. Pappas was an executive at NOVA Chemicals Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of chemicals, plastic resins, and end-products, where he assumed executive roles with increasingly global responsibilities, including President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2009 to November 2009. Mr. Pappas also serves on the board for Trinseo S.A. and FirstEnergy Corporation, a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Previously, he served on the boards of directors for Methanex Corp., NOVA Chemicals Corporation, and Allegheny Energy, Inc. Mr. Pappas holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology, and a master’s degree from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania.

David Jukes , ,

Mr. Jukes was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2018. He joined Univar in 2002 and served as President and Chief Operating Officer from May 2017 to May 2018. Additionally, Mr. Jukes held the Executive Vice President and President of Univar USA positions from June 2016 to May 2017, and President of Latin America (LATAM) from September 2015 to May 2017. Mr. Jukes is a 35-year veteran of the chemical distribution industry with a distinguished background of achievements. His passion for growth and proven record of success can be seen through his leadership and business acumen. Prior to joining Univar, Mr. Jukes was Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing and Industry Relations, for Omnexus, a plastics industry consortium e-commerce platform. In 1991 he joined Ellis & Everard, a chemical distribution company in the UK, ultimately becoming vice president of corporate development for their polymers division. He currently serves on the board of DCC plc, a £12.3 billion international sales, marketing and support services group that is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and is publicly traded in the UK. Mr. Jukes is a graduate of the London School of Business.

Joan A. Braca , ,

Ms. Braca was appointed to the Univar Board in February 2018. She currently serves as the CEO of Johnson Matthey’s Clean Air Sector. Prior to that, she worked 7 years at Tate & Lyle PLC as President of its Specialty Food Ingredients business and also head of its Asia Pacific division. Ms Braca spent 18 years in various positions of increasing responsibility, in the United States, Europe and Asia, with Dow Chemical and the Rohm and Haas Company. She has a diverse background with experience in engineering, manufacturing, sales management and over a decade in General Management. During her career she has worked in several locations including the United Kingdom, Singapore, China, Sweden and the United States. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Temple University.

Mark J. Byrne , , 58 ,

Mr. Byrne joined Univar in December 2010 and serves as a member of the board of directors of the Company. He was formerly a consultant to the Company. He served as the Chairman of Commodities from February 2014 through January 2015. From February 2013 to January 2014, he was the Executive Chairman of Univar Basic Chemical Solutions (BCS). From December 2010 to September 2011, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Univar. Prior to Univar, Mr. Byrne served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of BCS, a company he co-founded in 1995. Under Mr. Byrne’s leadership, BCS grew to become a company with global operations and nearly $900 million in 2009 sales revenue. Prior to BCS, Mr. Byrne began his career in 1980 at AlliedSignal (now Honeywell) where he held roles in several functional areas, culminating as President of AlliedSignal’s Fluorine Products Division. Mr. Byrne holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance and a master’s degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Daniel P. Doheny , ,

Mr. Doheny has been a Director since May 2016. Since 2000, Mr. Doheny has been with Reyes Holdings, LLC, the 12th largest privately held company in the United States. Since 2014, he has served as Chairman of Reyes’ Great Lakes Coca-Cola distribution business and has successfully led the company’s acquisitions and integration of the distribution of Coca-Cola products. From 2000 to 2014, Mr. Doheny served as Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for all financial aspects of the business, including acquisitions, financing, internal controls and reporting, capital investments, and budgeting. He also played a key role in strategy development, information technology and human resources. Prior to joining Reyes, Mr. Doheny spent more than 16 years with KPMG LLP in Chicago, Ill., and Montvale, N.J., including six years as an audit partner. He was the founder of the KPMG Audit Committee Institute, advising public boards of directors around the world. Mr. Doheny currently serves on the board of directors of the Special Olympics of Illinois Foundation. Mr. Doheny holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois and is a certified public accountant.

Richard P. Fox , , 67 ,

Mr. Fox has been a director since October 2007. Since 2001, Mr. Fox has served as a consultant and outside board member to companies in varying industries. From 2000 to 2001, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of CyberSafe Corporation, a provider of e-security solutions and services. Prior to joining CyberSafe, Mr. Fox was Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of Wall Data, Incorporated, a software company. Mr. Fox spent 28 years at Ernst & Young LLP, last serving as Managing Partner of its Seattle office. He serves on the boards of directors of Live Ramp, Frontdoor Inc., and Pinnacle West Capital Corporation. Mr. Fox previously served on the boards of HonorHealth (a position from which he retired as of the end of 2019), Premera Blue Cross, Pendrell Corporation, Orbitz Worldwide, aQuantive Inc., Shurgard Storage Centers Inc., PopCap Games and Flow International. In addition, previously Mr. Fox was on the board of visitors of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Mr. Fox received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University and a master’s degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He is a certified public accountant.

Rhonda Germany , ,

Ms. Germany Ballintyn was appointed to the Univar Board in August 2017. She formerly served as corporate vice president, chief strategy & marketing officer for Honeywell. Prior to that, she served in various positions with Booz Allen Hamilton, including vice president, partner and board member. She also held management roles with Chem Systems Inc. and Union Carbide. Ms. Germany Ballintyn currently serves on the boards of Aegion Corporation and Integra Lifesciences. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan and a master’s of business administration from the University of Connecticut.

Stephen D. Newlin , , 62 ,

Mr. Newlin joined Univar in 2014 and serves as a member of the board of directors of the Company. He served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Univar from 2016-2018 and subsequently served as Chairman from 2018-2020. He previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of PolyOne Corporation from 2006-2014, and Executive Chairman of that board until 2016. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Newlin was President, Industrial Sector at Ecolab, Inc. He previously spent 24 years at Nalco Chemical Company in positions of increasing responsibility. Served as President and Director of Nalco from 1998 to 2001, and was President, Chief Operating Officer, and Vice Chairman from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Newlin currently serves on the board of directors of Hexion Holdings Corporation and serves as the Chairman of the board of directors of Oshkosh Corporation. Previously, Mr. Newlin was on the board of The Chemours Company, Valspar, Black Hills Corporation, PolyOne, and Nalco. Mr. Newlin holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, and has completed the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He also served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, earning an accelerated promotion.

Kerry J. Preete , ,

Mr. Preete was appointed to the Univar Board in May 2018. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Monsanto Company. Mr. Preete has been with Monsanto for over 30 years in roles of increasing responsibility including President of the Global Crop Protection Chemicals business and Executive Leader of the U.S. markets businesses. He currently serves on the board of directors of PolyOne Corporation and is a member of their Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees. Mr. Preete holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master’s of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.

Robert L. Wood , ,

Mr. Wood has been a director since October 2016. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Wood was Chairman, President and CEO of Chemtura, global specialty chemicals company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris. He spent 27 years in a variety of sales, marketing and management roles within the Dow Chemical organization and ultimately became the Business Group President of the Thermosets and Dow Automotive Group. In this role, Mr. Wood was named to Dow's Corporate Operating Board, which was charged with setting corporate strategy and establishing corporate policies. Prior to that, Mr. Wood was the Global Vice President of Polyurethanes and Global Vice President of Engineered Plastics. Mr. Wood currently serves on the board of Praxair and MRC Global Inc. He previously served on the board of the Jarden Corporation. . He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.


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Univar Solutions
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Downers Grove, IL 60515-1288

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If there is a particular concern regarding accounting, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters, these matters should be brought to the attention of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. You may report your concerns anonymously.

Univar Solutions
Chair, Audit Committee
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3075 Highland Parkway, Suite 200
Downers Grove, IL 60515-1288

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