Board of Directors

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Zubaid Ahmad
Mr. Ahmad is the Founder and Managing Partner of Caravanserai Partners LLC, a merchant banking boutique 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, Global Head of Sovereign Wealth Funds group, and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Corporate and Investment Banking division. Before Citigroup, Mr. Ahmad held senior roles at J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse, among other firms. Since 2017, he also served as a Senior Advisor to a number of asset management firms, including Actis, an emerging markets focused alternative asset firm, Muzinich & Co., a corporate credit manager, and 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 nearly 40 years of global experience in corporate and investment banking, having served corporate, asset management and government clients. His strong background in financial and investment markets, underpinned by his understanding of finance and accounting, as well as his work experience across a large number of countries in both developed and emerging economies, are of great value to the Board.

Director since 2020
Kevin Berryman
Kevin Berryman
Mr. Berryman has served as the President and Chief Financial Officer for Jacobs Solutions Inc., a global professional services company that designs and deploys technology-centric solutions to solve complex challenges, since December 2014. Mr. Berryman’s responsibilities include 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 oversees internal audit and enterprise business services. Mr. Berryman 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 from May 2009 to December 2014. 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 Nestlé’s largest acquisition, Ralston Purina.

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

Mr. Berryman has 40 years of professional experience in strategy, finance and operations. His financial leadership and experience in successful business transformations greatly benefit the Board.

Director since 2022

 

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Françoise Colpron
Ms. Colpron most recently served as Group President, North America of Valeo SA, a global automotive supplier, from 2008 to 2022, where she was responsible for the activities of the group in the United States, Mexico and Canada. She joined Valeo in 1998 in the legal department and had several roles, first as Legal Director for the Climate Control branch in Paris, and then 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 currently serves as a director of Celestica Inc, a corporation organized in Ontario, Canada, that delivers innovative supply chain solutions globally, where she serves on the audit, the nominating and corporate governance and the human resources and compensation committees.

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 2005. 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.

Ms. Colpron’s international background as well as her extensive business and legal experience bring great value to the Board.

Director since 2019
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Clay Johnson
Mr. Johnson has served as Chief Digital and Technology Officer of Yum! Brands, a restaurant conglomerate that includes brands such as KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and The Habit Burger Grill since October 2019. In his role, Mr. Johnson oversees the company’s global technology strategy, partners with the brands to create best-in-class digital journeys and leads cross-brand efforts to accelerate the company’s digital commerce strategy.

Prior to joining Yum! Brands, from January 2017 to October 2019, Mr. Johnson was Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, Global Business Services at Walmart, Inc., where he was responsible for leading the company’s enterprise information technology strategy, services, operations and cybersecurity. From July 2014 to January 2017, Mr. Johnson served as Chief Information Officer, Vice President and Corporate Officer at General Electric’s GE Power business where he had responsibility for information technology, cybersecurity, data and digital transformation. Mr. Johnson previously held multiple leadership roles at The Boeing Company, Dell Technologies Inc., Nortel Networks, FedEx Corporation and the United States Coast Guard.

Mr. Johnson earned his Bachelor of Science in computer science and engineering and Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas.

Mr. Johnson’s extensive experience and knowledge as an executive in digital and automation, information technology and cybersecurity are valuable resources to the Board.

Director since 2023
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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 and chair of the audit committee of the 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 governance 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 and internal controls over financial reporting. 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, Mr. 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
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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 James Hardie Industries, plc., where she serves on the audit and compensation committees. 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 also served on the board of L.B. Foster Company from 2008 to December 2022 and was the chair of the nomination and governance 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 experience and knowledge of lean principles, strategic sourcing, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance are also beneficial assets to the Board.

Director since 2020