US Huntsman appoints Jon Huntsman Jr as new board member

06 February 2012 13:27  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Huntsman has appointed Jon Huntsman Jr to its board of directors, as of 1 February 2012, the US-based chemical producer said on Monday.

The appointment follows Huntsman's decision to end his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in the US in January, the company said.

Huntsman's public service career includes his two-time election as Governor of Utah, United States Ambassador to China, United States Ambassador to Singapore, and Deputy United States Trade Representative and Ambassador, the company said in a statement.

Huntsman is the son of the founder of chemicals major Huntsman, himself called Jon Huntsman, and the brother of the company’s current CEO, Peter Huntsman.

Executive chairman of the board of directors of Huntsman, Jon M Huntsman Sr, said: "Jon is regarded with dignity and respect throughout the world. His international and diplomatic experience is well known and admired. He has previously served as vice chairman of our Huntsman businesses and thus will contribute enormously as a member of our board of directors."

By: Leigh Stringer
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