Independent Non-Executive Director
||Independent Non-Executive Director
||Appointed 1 October 2020
||Member of Audit and Risk Committee
Member of Nomination Committee
Key skills and experience
- In-depth industry knowledge and understanding of our Performance Materials end-markets
- More than 25 years' experience in large multinational companies, both listed and private
Chief Executive Officer of Victrex plc, a supplier of high-performance polymer solutions.
Previous roles include Chief Executive Officer of VÍS, the largest Icelandic insurance and re-insurance company and Chief Executive Officer of Promens (now part of Berry Global Inc ). Jakob has also been a Member of the University of Iceland Council and a non-executive director of the Icelandic Technology and Development Board.
Jakob holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of Iceland, as well as an MBA from The J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.