Jakob Sigurdsson

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jakob Sigurdsson
Position Independent Non-Executive Director
Nationality Icelandic
Tenure Appointed 1 October 2020
Committees 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

External appointments

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.