Chief Executive Officer
Joined Elementis: February 2016
Paul has a proven track record in developing markets, products and opportunities for creating value, business optimisation and transformation. Paul’s global experience provides the skill set required to deliver the Company’s strategy and provide inspiring leadership. Prior to joining Elementis, Paul was global CEO of the BP Lubricants business in 2013 after having overseen the BP Australia/New Zealand downstream business. In 2010, Paul was country president of Australia. Prior to this he was CEO of BP’s global aviation, industrial, marine and energy lubricants businesses (2009 to 2010) and CEO of BP Lubricants Americas (2007 to 2009). He joined BP after it acquired Burmah-Castrol in 2000, having joined the latter in 1994 after roles at Reckitt Benckiser and Kraft Foods. Paul holds a BSc degree in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University, Stern School of Business.
Chief Financial Officer
Joined Elementis: September 2016
Ralph was appointed CFO-Designate and Executive Director on 12 September 2016 and became the Elementis Group CFO on 1 November 2016.
Ralph is an accomplished CFO who has a strong track record in finance, strategy development and implementation, and M&A which enables him to provide effective financial leadership to underpin the delivery of the Reignite Growth strategy.
Ralph had a 30 year career with BP, where he held a number of significant leadership positions, including roles in financial management, sales and marketing, corporate development, M&A, strategy and planning. In 2010, Ralph was CFO of BP Lubricants and served on the board of Castrol India Limited from 2010 until 2016.
Ralph holds an MA degree in Modern History and Economics from the University of Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD.
Luc van Ravenstein
SVP Global Coatings and Energy
Joined Elementis: January 2012
Luc is responsible for leading the Global Coatings business. He has led the business’ Transformation programme and put in place its new growth strategy.
Luc started his career with Elementis as Global Business Director, Personal Care and became SVP, Personal Care in July 2016 and leading the growth of the Personal Care business and integration of the SummitReheis acquisition. In February 2018, he was appointed SVP, Global Coatings. Luc began his career at Croda where he held various roles in their coatings business before heading up their European personal care business.
Luc has an MSc degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, a Professional Doctorate in Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology and is a graduate of the Program for Leadership Development from the IESE business school.
SVP Global Personal Care
Joined Elementis: November 2007
Stijn is responsible for the leadership of the Personal Care business which includes Cosmetics and AP Actives businesses. Stijn is an accomplished leader who has demonstrated an ability to build and lead high-performing commercial teams. Stijn spent many years developing his career at Elementis in various positions in our Personal Care and Coatings business, most recently as Director Global Sales Personal Care. Prior to Elementis, he also held leading commercial roles at Capsugel, now Lonza, and Barentz. His leadership skills combined with strong commercial experience and focus on customer relationships will be key to ensure successful execution of our strategy and the acceleration of growth in our Personal Care segment. Stijn holds Master degrees in Bio-Engineering from Ghent University and Agro-Management from Montpellier SupAgro and is a graduate of the Executive Development Program from the Wharton School.
SVP Global Technology
Joined Elementis: January 2019
Joe joined in 2019 to run Global R&D and Product Stewardship. His former commercial experiences enable him to ensure our innovation pipeline is capable of delivering both technical and financial success. Joe is responsible for collaborating with the business leaders to develop new technologies that enhance our customers’ product performance as it pertains to the quality, sustainability and efficiency needs of our partners. He is also responsible for product stewardship and sustainability matters. Joe has 30 years’ experience in the chemicals industry and joined us from BASF where he had many different technical and commercial roles over his 24 year tenure. Joe has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Seton Hall University.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Joined Elementis: November 2017
Chris leads the Group Human Resources and Communications function and is responsible for talent, succession, HR operations, reward programmes and internal communications. Chris’ focus is on embedding the Company’s culture and values throughout the organisation, developing internal talent and standardising our global people processes. Chris has over 20 years’ experience of global human resources gained in a mix of privately held US and UK listed plcs with the first 12 years of his career in manufacturing and supply chain. Chris holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Liverpool.
Chief Information Officer
Joined Elementis: December 2014.
Greg has been with Elementis since 2014 and took on the leadership of the IT function in 2018, joining the leadership team in February 2021. As Chief Information Officer Greg is responsible for global IT strategy, operations, service delivery, innovation and digital transformation.
Prior to joining Elementis, Greg held IT leadership roles at Allscripts (Summit Medical Group) and Siemens. At Summit, Greg rebuilt a team and an infrastructure to support exponential growth across facility locations. During his tenure at Siemens, Greg was instrumental in the acquisition of HEAR USA, the first B2C in Siemens’ portfolio and led project management, global service provision and the global PMO at various times.
Greg graduated from The College of New Jersey in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Law & Justice. Greg serves as a member of The College of New Jersey Beacon Society, is a board member for the Delaware Valley Chapter of The National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame, is engaged in multiple groups supporting opportunities for women and minorities and supports various youth and military charitable initiatives.
Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
Joined Elementis: March 2021
Anna has responsibility for all legal and compliance matters across the Group and is the Group Company Secretary. Anna also serves as the Group’s Chief Compliance Officer and chairs the Ethics & Compliance Council. She has extensive international experience gained through holding senior legal positions in companies across diverse sectors including Rolls-Royce plc, Johnson Matthey plc and Kingfisher plc. She qualified as a solicitor at Allen & Overy LLP and holds a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice and is an Associate of the Chartered Governance Institute.