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WYNYARD, UK, Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Venator Materials PLC (NYSE: VNTR) ("Venator") announced today that Vir Lakshman has been appointed to serve as a member of its Board of Directors.
The appointment of Vir Lakshman was effective February 11, 2021. Mr. Lakshman worked for KPMG in Germany from 1999 to July 2019, where he was Head of Chemicals and Life Sciences in Germany and a Deal Advisory Partner. Prior to KPMG Mr. Lakshman held senior positions at GE Capital, including that of CFO at Budapest Bank in Hungary, and worked for Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC) in the UK and Germany. Mr. Lakshman, a UK Chartered Accountant, was appointed to serve as Chair of the Audit Committee.
Simon Turner, President and CEO of Venator, commented, "We are pleased to welcome Vir to our Board of Directors and as Chair of the Audit Committee. I look forward to working with Vir and am confident his proven track record and depth of experience will be an asset to our Board."
Venator is a global manufacturer and marketer of chemical products that comprise a broad range of pigments and additives that bring color and vibrancy to buildings, protect and extend product life, and reduce energy consumption. We market our products globally to a diversified group of industrial customers through two segments: Titanium Dioxide, which consists of our TiO2 business, and Performance Additives, which consists of our functional additives, color pigments, timber treatment and water treatment businesses. We operate 24 facilities, employ approximately 3,700 associates worldwide and sell our products in more than 120 countries.
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