Dr James (Jim) Barber – Independent Non-executive Director
Jim joined the board as a Non-executive Director with effect from September 12, 2016, representing the interests of the previous shareholders of Itaconix Corporation as their board nominee, a right conveyed under the merger agreement. Since 2007, Jim has run his own business consultancy practice, Barber Advisors LLC, and has served as an advisor and a director for a number of firms. He has extensive business management expertise in the specialty chemicals industry, including CEO of Metabolix Inc. and senior management positions running businesses within the Albermarle group. He has a PhD in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.