Lori Ryerkerk, Chairman, CEO & President of Celanese Corporation, is an accomplished global executive with an impressive track record of creating value at large international corporations.
Throughout her 35-year career, Lori has held a variety of senior leadership roles at petrochemicals and refining businesses in the United States, Europe and Asia. She most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing at Royal Dutch Shell where she was responsible for all chemical and refining assets and led an organization of 30,000 employees and contractors.
Ms. Ryerkerk is a graduate of Iowa State University, where she completed her Chemical Engineering degree. She has been appointed to the American Chemistry Council (ACC) board of directors and will begin her term January 1, 2020. Lori also actively supports a variety of organizations in her hometown of Beaumont, Texas.
As a company, Celanese is committed to creating an environment that values mutual respect and inclusion of all. Celanese also is committed to supplier diversity and improving the communities in which they operate. Celanese has recently become a Founders’ Circle Patron of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) Doing a World of Good campaign.