Chairman of the Board

Yong Nam has served as an advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of DL E&C (formerly Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd) since April 2013 and an advisor to the CEO of DL Chemical since January 2021, both of which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of DL Group, a Korean company.

From April 2011 until March 2015, Mr. Nam served as an advisor to LG Electronics, Inc., a global provider of consumer electronics, mobile communications, and home appliances from April 2007 through March 2011, Mr. Nam served as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LG Electronics. He previously served as President of LG Corp., the global conglomerate of the LG group of companies, from 2006 to 2007, and as Chief Executive Officer of LG Telecom from 1998 until 2006. Mr. Nam’s career with LG began in 1976.

Mr. Nam is a Director of ADT Korea, a commercial and residential security services provider since June 2014 and previously served as a Director of GS Retail, a South Korean retailer, until May 2014 and Pohang Iron and Steel Company (POSCO) until March 2013.

Mr. Nam holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Seoul National University.


Vice Chairman and CEO of DL Chemical Director, member of the MDCC and SS&I Committee

Mr. Jonghyun KIM was appointed our Member of the Board and Member of MDC and SSI committee in 2022. Mr. Kim is Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DL Chemical, our parent Company.

Previously Mr. Kim was the Chief Executive Officer of LG Energy Solution until 2021. Since 1998, Mr. Kim held various leading executive positions in LG Chem specialized in corporate innovation, strategy and business leader in chemical, IT material and Li-ion Battery.

Mr. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul and Master’s degree in Business Administration from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.


Co-CEO Kraton Corporation, CEO Kraton Polymers

Dr. Holger R. Jung, previously our Senior Vice President and CEO of Kraton Polymers, is responsible for all sales, marketing and market development activities for our Polymer business. Dr. Jung joined us from Invista, a Koch Industries subsidiary, where he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, serving most recently since 2008 as Vice President of Invista’s North American Polyester & Intermediates business, overseeing the successful sale of that business to Indorama in 2011. Dr. Jung commenced his employment with Hoechst AG in 1990 prior to the sale of Hoechst’s polyester businesses to Koch in 1998, in positions including research and development chemist, technical service manager, and positions with oversight for quality management, strategic planning, and for the marketing and sales functions of KoSa’s European Polyester Specialty Polymer Business.

Dr. Jung holds a Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from the University of Marburg in Germany.


Co-CEO Kraton Corporation, CEO Kraton Pine Chemical Segment

Mr. Boldrini was previously appointed our Senior Vice President and President, Kraton Pine Chemicals in April 2017. He leads Kraton’s Pine Chemical businesses, including Pine Adhesives and Chemical Intermediates. Prior to Kraton, Mr. Boldrini held senior-level roles at Houghton International, Hexion/Momentive, Ashland, Quaker Chemical, and Unilever/Unichema, and served on several JV boards internationally.

Mr. Boldrini holds a MS in Chemistry from the University of Milan, Italy and an MBA from Bocconi University in Milan Italy.


Director and Chairman of MDC Committee

Dan retired from GlaxoSmithKline in December 2012 after 31 years. He was Senior Advisor to the CEO from 2011 to 2012. From 2008-2010, he was Chief of Staff with global responsibility for Corporate Strategy and Development, Human Resources , Information Technology, Real Estate and Facilities, Environmental Health and Safety, Employee Health, Security, and Aviation. He was Senior Vice-President, Human Resources from 1994 -2008, a member of the Corporate Executive Team from 1994-2010, and was an advisor to three Chief Executives.

He is the Senior Independent Director of Indivior PLC (formerly Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals) and also chairs the Remuneration Committee. He was a member of the Board of Directors of TE Connectivity from 2006-2022 and was Chair of the Management Development and Compensation Committee.

Dan holds a B.A. from Rutgers College, an M.A. from The Ohio State University, and a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He served as an officer on active duty and the reserves in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps from 1971-1977.


Director, member of the Audit and Compliance Committee

Mr. Fournier was named a director in March 2022. Mr. Fournier was the Chief Executive Officer of Infineum International Limited, a specialty chemical company owned between Shell and ExxonMobil, from January 2005 until December 2011. From 1976 to 2004, he held various manufacturing and marketing positions in ExxonMobil’s (and its predecessor Exxon) chemical businesses as well as senior leadership positions, including AIB Vice President, from 1998 to 2004 and Managing Director – Exxon Chemical France, from 1996 to 1997.

Mr. Fournier has a mechanical engineering degree from I’Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne in Paris, France.


Director, Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee

Ms. Twitchell was named a director in December 2009. From 2010 to 2013, Ms. Twitchell served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Landmark Aviation. From 2001 to 2009, Ms. Twitchell was a Vice President and Treasurer of LyondellBasell Industries. Prior to that, she served as a Vice President and Treasurer of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation and Southdown, Inc. Before joining Southdown, Ms. Twitchell was an investment banker with Credit Suisse in its corporate finance department. Ms. Twitchell serves on the board of directors of Calumet Specialty Products Partners since August 2022. Ms. Twitchell served on the board of directors of KMG Chemicals, HMTX Industries and Trecora Resources.

Ms. Twitchell holds a B.A. in economics from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.


DL Chemical CFO, Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee

Mr. Lee was appointed as a Member of Kraton Corporation’s Board of Directors on June 9, 2022.  Mr. Lee is currently the Chief Financial Officer of DL Chemical, our parent company.  Prior to DL Chemical, Mr. Lee held various senior leadership roles with companies such as The Export-Import Bank of Korea(KEXIM), BNP Paribas, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Doosan Heavy Industries & Constructions Co., Ltd.

Mr. Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from University of Arizona and an MBA from Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea.


Director, Chairman of Strategy, Sustainability & Investments Committee and Member of the Management, Development and Compensation Committee

Mr. Frei was named a director in March 2022. Mr. Frei worked for McKinsey & Company, Inc. for 35 years. During his 20 years as a Senior Partner he co-led McKinsey’s Oil & Gas Practice globally for 5 years and co-led McKinsey’s Agriculture & Chemicals Practice globally for 10 years. He also worked extensively with private-equity firms on investments and divestments and with their portfolio companies within these and other industries.

Mr. Frei holds a BA in economics from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.