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Appointment of Non-Executive Director

23 July 2021

The Board of Croda International Plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Kim as non-executive director.  Julie will join the Board with effect from 1 September 2021.

Julie has over 25 years of experience in international leadership positions in the healthcare industry, and is currently President, Plasma-Derived Therapies at Takeda Pharmaceutical, a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan.  Her geographic experience covers both global and regional roles, focused on Europe, Asia and Latin America.  Prior to joining Takeda in 2019, Julie’s previous executive positions included roles such as Head of International Market Access and Global Franchise Head of multiple therapeutic areas at Shire, Baxalta and Baxter.  Julie also sits on the industry board for the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association and started her career in healthcare consulting.
On joining the Croda Board, Julie will also be appointed to the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Anita Frew, Chairman of Croda International Plc, said, "I am delighted to welcome Julie to the Croda Board. Julie’s outstanding healthcare sector experience, her strong P&L experience, and commercial R&D and manufacturing knowledge will be of enormous benefit to Croda.  She also brings even greater diversity to the Board, in terms of gender, ethnicity, nationality and tenure, as well as her tremendous skills and experiences as a serving executive.

“Her appointment to the Board supports our strategic plans to build our Life Sciences business and brand.  With our focus on drug, vaccine and crop delivery systems, Julie is ideally placed to help deliver our ambition in these fast-growing markets.”

There are no further matters to be disclosed under LR9.6.13R of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.
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