Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals leader, has announced the appointment of Melanie Steiner to the company’s Board of Directors, effective October 25, 2021. She will serve as a member of the Board’s Corporate Responsibility Committee.
“We are pleased to welcome Melanie to the Nouryon Board of Directors,” said Charlie Shaver, Chairman and CEO of Nouryon. “Melanie’s strong strategic and operational experience and her expertise in ESG will be very valuable to Nouryon’s growth trajectory which is closely aligned with a sustainable future. We look forward to her contributions.”
Ms. Steiner is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Inspirion Group, a consultancy that helps organisations manage disruptive risk and accelerate strategic transformation, with deep domain expertise in all elements of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). She has 30 years of experience with companies including PVH Corp., the retail company that owns brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Warner’s. At PVH Corp., she was the Global Chief Risk Officer and managed various strategic functions including ESG, cybersecurity, internal audit, enterprise risk management and crisis management. Prior to her role at PVH Corp., she worked as a management consultant at EY Canada where she founded and built the climate change and sustainability practice. Ms. Steiner started her career as a litigator as well as an international policy advisor.
She currently serves as a board member at US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECOL) and Trillium Health Partners.
Ms Steiner’s appointment to the Nouryon Board as an independent Director follows that of Julie Aslaksen and Curtis Espeland earlier this year, and Noelle Walsh in January 2020. The Nouryon Board of Directors is now comprised of 11 members, with strongly complementing backgrounds and experiences, including Mr Shaver and representatives of the Company’s investment firm owners, The Carlyle Group.