Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations
David Ryan is Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations. In this role, he is responsible for managing 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 & Treasurer.
Ryan is a seasoned financial executive with over 25 years of diverse industry experience. Prior to joining Albemarle, he served in several roles with WestRock Company. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Special Projects, where he was responsible for leading the spin-off of the Specialty Chemicals Division into a standalone, publicly traded company. He also served in a wide range of strategic finance roles at WestRock including, Chief Financial Officer of the Packaging Platform and the Specialty Chemicals divisions, in addition to holding several positions in the Beverage Packaging, Consumer Products and Electronic Publishing businesses. While with the Specialty Chemicals division, he also held the role of Chief Strategy Officer and General Manager of the Industrial Air Purification business.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Dayton and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati.