Chris FraserSenior Director
Chris served as Chairman of the Board of KMG Chemicals (NYSE:KMG) from 2012 to 2018 and was a director of KMG from 2008 to 2018. He also served as Chief Executive Officer and President of KMG from 2013 to 2018. From 2006 to 2009, Chris was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Chemical Lime Company. Before joining Chemical Lime Company, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of OCI Chemical Corporation from 1996 to 2006. Prior to OCI Chemical Corporation, he held various positions of responsibility in sales, marketing, business development, operations and general management in multi national companies in the Chemical and Minerals industries.
Mr. Fraser serves on the Board of Directors of Techmer and NuCera.
Chris currently serves as a director of Element Solutions (NYSE:ESI) since 2019 and is the Chairman of the Compensation committee. Chris has been a director of Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE:PHX) since 2019 as well, and is a member of its Audit and Compensation committees. He is also a director of Smart Chemical Solutions, LLC, a private company. He has previously served as a director at OCI Company Ltd. from 2006 to 2008, ANSAC from 1994 to 2006 and Tangoe, Inc. from 2002 to 2008. Chris was an Operating Partner of Advent International Corp. from 2011 to 2018 which he advised on transactions in the industrial sector.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.