Board of Directors

Ms. Adefioye
Elizabeth M. Adefioye
Ms. Adefioye has served as Chief People Officer of Emerson Electric Co. since November 2021, where she leads a newly consolidated human resources function, including accountability for culture, employee experience, end-to-end talent management, diversity, equity and inclusion, acquisition integration, organization development and effectiveness, total rewards and Digital HR. Prior to joining Emerson Electric Co., Ms. Adefioye was Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Ingredion Incorporated, a global ingredients solutions provider, from March 2018 to October 2021, and Vice President Human Resources, North America and Global Specialties of Ingredion, from September 2016 to March 2018. She also held previous HR leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson and Novartis Consumer Health.

Ms. Adefioye earned her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Lagos State University and Post Graduate degree in Human Resources from University of Westminster.

Ms. Adefioye brings to Sealed Air her extensive experience and global perspective as a human resources leader and business partner. Her ability to drive culture and business transformation is valuable to Sealed Air.

Director since 2022
Zubaid Ahmad
Mr. Ahmad is the Founder and Managing Partner of Caravanserai Partners LLC, a merchant banking firm focused on M&A and sovereign advisory, strategic capital raising, and private equity transactions, which he established in 2017. Previously, Mr. Ahmad served at Citigroup Inc., where he was Vice Chairman, Institutional Clients Group, since joining the firm in 2010, and held a number of senior leadership roles, including Co-Head of Global Asset Managers group from 2016 to 2017 and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Corporate and Investment Banking division. Before Citigroup, Mr. Ahmad held senior roles at Standard Chartered, J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse, among other firms. He also serves as a Senior Advisor (US) for CPP Investments, a global investment organization that invests the assets of Canada Pension Plan.

Mr. Ahmad received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.

Mr. Ahmad brings more than 35 years of global experience in corporate and investment banking having served corporate, asset management and government clients. His strong background in global financial and investment markets, as well as his understanding of finance and accounting, are of great value to the Board.

Director since 2020
Kevin Berryman
Kevin Berryman

Mr. Berryman is President and Chief Financial Officer for Jacobs with leadership responsibility for all aspects of corporate finance including accounting, investor relations, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, global business services, tax, information technology and real estate functions. In addition, he also oversees corporate communications, internal audit, enterprise business services and digital information technology. He serves as Executive Sponsor for PlanBeyond, Jacobs’ global sustainable business strategy, and represents Jacobs as a founding member of the United Nations Global Compact CFO Coalition for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Previously, Mr. Berryman was EVP and CFO at International Flavors and Fragrances Inc., an S&P 500 company and global creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products. Prior to that he worked at Nestlé for 25 years where he held various financial and operational roles including Treasury, M&A, Strategic Planning and CFO of Nestle’s largest acquisition, Ralston Purina.

Mr. Berryman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Occidental College and a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he serves as a board member for the Center for Global Management. He is also a member of the board of PA Consulting Group.

With more than 40 years of professional experience in strategy, finance and operations, he brings a track record of financial leadership and successful business transformations to the board.

Director since 2022

Françoise Colpron
Ms. Colpron is Group President, North America of Valeo SA, responsible for the activities of the group in the United States, Mexico and Canada since 2008. She joined Valeo in 1998 in the legal department and has had several roles, first as Legal Director for the Climate Control branch in Paris, and most recently as General Counsel for North and South America from 2005 to 2015. Before joining Valeo, Ms. Colpron began her career as a lawyer at Ogilvy Renault in Montreal, Canada (now part of the Norton Rose Group). Ms. Colpron’s global business experience includes prior work assignments in Europe, Asia and North America.

Ms. Colpron earned a Civil Law degree in 1992 from the University of Montreal, Canada. She was admitted to the Quebec bar in 1993 and to the Michigan bar in 2003. In 2020, Ms. Colpron was recognized by Automotive News as one of the “100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry” and, in 2016, by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Michigan,” a list that includes leaders in business, academia, nonprofits and public policy. Ms. Colpron was inducted into the French Légion d’Honneur in 2015.

Sealed Air benefits from Ms. Colpron’s international background as well as her business and legal experience.

Director since 2019
Edward L. Doheny II
Mr. Doheny is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sealed Air. Mr. Doheny joined Sealed Air as Chief Operating Officer and CEO-Designate and a director in September 2017. He became President and CEO effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Doheny previously served at Joy Global Inc. since 2006, where he was President and Chief Executive Officer and a director from December 2013 through May 2017. Prior to joining Joy Global, Mr. Doheny had a 21-year career with Ingersoll-Rand Co., where he held a series of senior executive positions of increasing responsibility, including President of Industrial Technologies from 2003 to 2005 and President of the Air Solutions Group from 2000 to 2003.

Mr. Doheny currently serves as a director of Eastman Chemical Corporation, where he serves on the audit, the finance and the environmental, safety and sustainability committees. From 2012 to 2019, Mr. Doheny served as a director of John Bean Technologies Corporation, where he served on the compensation and the nominating and governance committees.

Mr. Doheny earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Science degree in Management from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.

Mr. Doheny brings more than 30 years of experience leading global manufacturers of highly mechanized equipment and systems, including a keen focus on solutions, service and operational excellence and a proven ability to drive profitable innovation-based growth strategies.

Director since 2017
Henry R. Keizer

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Keizer formerly served as Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of KPMG, the U.S.-based and largest individual member firm of KPMG International, or KPMGI, a role from which he retired in December 2012. KPMGI is a professional services organization that provides audit, tax and advisory services in 152 countries. Mr. Keizer previously held a number of key leadership positions throughout his 35 years at KPMG, including Global Head of Audit from 2006 to 2010 and U.S. Vice Chairman of Audit from 2005 to 2010.

Mr. Keizer is a director of GrafTech International Ltd., where he serves as a member of the audit committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee. He is a trustee of BlackRock Multi-Asset Fund Complex. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., where he also chaired the audit committee and served on the financing committee and the nominating and governance committee, until June 2021; as a director and audit committee chair of WABCO Holdings Inc. until May 2020; as a director of MUFG Americas Holdings, Inc. and MUFG Union Bank, a financial and bank holding company until 2016; and as a director of Montpelier Re Holdings, Ltd., a global property and casualty reinsurance company until July 2015. Mr. Keizer was also a director of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants from 2008 to 2011.

Mr. Keizer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, summa cum laude, from Montclair State University, New Jersey.

Mr. Keizer has significant management, operating and leadership skills gained as Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of KPMG and as a director of multiple public and private companies. Mr. Keizer, a certified public accountant, has extensive knowledge and understanding of financial accounting, internal control over financial reporting and auditing standards from his many years of experience and key leadership positions he held with KPMG. Mr. Keizer also has over four decades of diverse industry perspective gained through advising companies engaged in manufacturing, banking, insurance, consumer products, retail, technology and energy, providing him with perspective on the issues facing major companies and the evolving global business environment.

Mr. Keizer’s extensive leadership experience at KPMG provides the Board with expertise in risk management and oversight over our domestic and international operations.

Director since 2017

Hal Lawton
Harry A. Lawton III
Mr. Lawton has served as President and CEO and as a director of Tractor Supply Company since January 2020. Mr. Lawton previously served as President of Macy’s, Inc., from September 2017 to December 2019. As President of Macy’s, Mr. Lawton was responsible for all aspects of the Macy’s brand, including merchandising, marketing, stores, operations, technology, and consumer insights and analytics. Previously, Mr. Lawton was senior vice president of eBay North America since April 2015. In that role, Mr. Lawton oversaw all aspects of eBay’s Americas business unit, including marketing, merchandising, operations, business selling, consumer selling, and advertising, as well as global responsibility for shipping, payments, risk, and trust. Prior to joining eBay, Lawton spent 10 years in various leadership roles at Home Depot, where he most recently was senior vice president for merchandising. Mr. Lawton also served as President, Online, and in that role, he was responsible for accelerating the growth of Home Depot’s Internet business. Prior to that, Mr. Lawton was an associate principal at McKinsey & Co., providing strategic advice to executive teams in consumer-packaged goods and manufacturing industries.

Mr. Lawton previously served on the board of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. He currently serves on the board of the National Retail Federation and the corporate advisory board for The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He is also a member of the Business Roundtable. Mr. Lawton holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia and dual Bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering, and Pulp and Paper Technology from North Carolina State University.

Mr. Lawton’s education, business management experience and knowledge of the e-commerce and retail industries greatly benefit Sealed Air.

Director since 2019
Suzanne B. Rowland
Ms. Rowland is the former Group Vice President, Industrial Specialties, at Ashland Global Holdings, Inc., a position she held from June 2016 through March 2019 during the final phase of Ashland’s transformation from a holding company to a specialty chemicals company. Prior to joining Ashland, Ms. Rowland held senior executive positions at Tyco International including Vice President and General Manager, Fire Products and Vice President, Business Excellence, Flow Control. Previously, she worked at Rohm and Haas for over 20 years, where she served in senior executive roles including Vice President, Procurement and Vice President & Global Business Director, Adhesives.

Ms. Rowland currently serves on the board of L.B. Foster Company, where she is chair of the nomination and governance committee; and on the board of James Hardie Industries, plc., where she serves on the audit committee. Ms. Rowland previously served on the board of SPX Flow, Inc. from 2018 to April 2022, where she was chair of the compensation and human capital management committee and a member of the audit committee and nominating, governance and sustainability committee.

Ms. Rowland received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science degree in business studies from the London Business School.

Ms. Rowland’s extensive operational and leadership experience in global industrial material and equipment markets provides valuable insight into strategic and operational issues for Sealed Air. Her knowledge of lean principles, strategic sourcing, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance are also beneficial assets to the Board.

Director since 2020
Jerry R. Whitaker
Mr. Whitaker worked at Eaton Corporation, a global manufacturer of highly engineered products, as President of Electrical Sector Americas, until his retirement in June 2011, as President of Power Components & Systems Group from 2004 through 2009, and in various other management positions from 1994 to 2004. Prior to joining Eaton Corporation, Mr. Whitaker spent 22 years with Westinghouse Electric Corp.

Mr. Whitaker currently serves as a director of Matthews International Corporation, where he is the chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee and a member of the executive committee and the audit committee. Mr. Whitaker also serves on the advisory board for The Syracuse University School of Engineering.

Mr. Whitaker received a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University.

Mr. Whitaker’s extensive experience and knowledge as an executive in global manufacturing industries are valuable resources to Sealed Air.

Director since 2012