Karen Narwold

Karen Narwold

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

Narwold currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. In this role, she leads the company's legal, government and regulatory affairs, IT, communications and human resources groups. Narwold joined Albemarle in September 2010, and previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate & Government Affairs, and Corporate Secretary.

Narwold has over 25 years of experience with industrial and chemical companies. After practicing private law for five years, she served as Vice President, General Counsel, Human Resources and Secretary of GrafTech International Ltd., a global graphite and carbon manufacturer and former subsidiary of Union Carbide. She then served as Vice President and Strategic Counsel of Barzel Industries, a North American steel processor and distributor. Prior to joining Albemarle, Narwold served as Special Counsel with Kelley Drye & Warren LLP and with Symmetry Advisors, where she worked in the areas of strategic, financial and capital structure planning and restructuring for public and private companies.

She graduated summa cum laude and received her B.A. from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. She graduated with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law in West Hartford, Conn.