Lori J. Ryerkerk, Presently, Lori J. Ryerkerk holds the position of President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Celanese Corp. Ms. Ryerkerk is also on the board of Axalta Coating Systems LLC.
She previously held the position of Executive Vice President-Global Manufacturing at Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Executive Vice President-Global Manufacturing at Shell Downstream, Inc. (a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell Plc) and Senior Vice President at Hess Corp.
Ms. Ryerkerk received an undergraduate degree from Iowa State University.
Celanese Corporation, also known as Hoechst Celanese, is a Fortune 500 global technology and specialty materials company with its headquarters in Irving, Texas, United States. The company is a leading producer of acetyl products, which are intermediate chemicals for nearly all major industries, and is the world's largest producer of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM).
Celanese's operations are primarily located in North America, Europe, and Asia. Its largest plant is in the Clear Lake area of Pasadena, Texas, USA the home to the world’s largest acetic acid plant. In 2012, Celanese reported net sales of $6.42 billion.