Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations
David Ryan serves as Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations. In this role, he manages the company’s strategic planning, M&A, and corporate business development programs, as well as its investor relations efforts.
Ryan joined Albemarle in April 2016 as Vice President and Treasurer after a 25-year career with West Rock Company where he held several progressive leadership roles.
At WestRock, Ryan served as Vice President, Special Projects, responsible for leading the spin-off of the Specialty Chemicals Division into a standalone, publicly traded company. Prior to that, he served in a wide range of strategic finance roles at WestRock including, Chief Financial Officer of the Packaging Platform and the Specialty Chemicals divisions. While with Specialty Chemicals, Ryan also served as Chief Strategy Officer and General Manager of the Industrial Air Purification business. He also held several positions in the Beverage Packaging, Consumer Products, and Electronic Publishing businesses.
Ryan earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Dayton.