Michael McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer of Elemica

Mike was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Elemica in June 2005. He has been a member of the Elemica Board of Directors since September 2002 and was Chairman of the Board from January 2004 through June 2005.

Prior to joining Elemica, Mr. McGuigan served as Vice President of Digital & Communications Technology for BP where he managed BP Chemicals' information technology function. Between 1999 and 2004, Mr. McGuigan was the Global Commercial Director for BP Chemicals. During this time, he managed the company's commercial function across the Americas, Asia and Europe, leading a restructuring and reorganization of these activities, and the implementation of SAP on a global basis. From 1998 to 1999, Mr. McGuigan ran a polymers business unit of BP Chemicals in Germany. Mr. McGuigan began his career and held a number of senior positions with BP, initially in operations within the Chemicals division, followed by management assignments within the Retail Oil and Credit Card businesses. He has lived and worked in the UK, the USA, Germany and Switzerland.