Karen Narwold, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary - Albemarle Corporation

Karen, an accomplished senior executive with over 25 years of management, legal and business experience with multinational industrial manufacturing companies, is a member of the board of directors for Ingevity.

She has served as executive vice president, chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary with Albemarle Corporation since 2010, where she leads the company’s legal, public affairs (government and regulatory affairs and communications), IT and compliance organizations. She previously served as advisor at Symmetry Advisors from 2009 to 2010, and general counsel in 2007 to Symmetry Holdings. Prior to this, she served in a variety of leadership roles at Barzel Industries from 2008 to 2009, including vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel. Karen commenced her professional career with five years in private legal practice, followed by 16 years in roles of increasing leadership responsibility with GrafTech International, Ltd., including vice president, general counsel, human resources and company secretary. Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Connecticut and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.