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Albemarle promotes CEO Luke Kissam to chairman

Staff Writer | Baton Rouge, La., USA | November 9, 2016
AlbemarleNovember 9, 2016, Baton Rouge, La., USA - Albemarle Corporation, a developer of specialty chemicals, announced its decision to elect president and chief executive officer, Luke Kissam, as chairman.
An industry veteran with over twenty years of experience, Mr. Kissam joined Albemarle as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in 2003.

Since that time, he has held several roles of increasing responsibility.

Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Law, and Corporate Secretary and was named Executive Vice President in May 2009.

Mr. Kissam graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in English from The Citadel in 1986 and graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1989.