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Lori D. Koch to succeed Edward D. Breen as CEO of DuPont

  • Lori D. Koch to succeed Edward D. Breen as CEO of DuPont
    Left to Right: Antonella Franzen Named Chief Financial Officer; Ed Breen to Transition to Executive Chair Role; Lori Koch Named Chief Executive Officer

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DuPont has appointed Lori D. Koch, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, as the new Chief Executive Officer. Effective June 1, 2024, Koch will take the helm from Edward D. Breen, who will transition to the role of full-time Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. This leadership change will also see Koch joining the Board of Directors at its next scheduled meeting in June.

In tandem with Koch's promotion, Antonella B. Franzen, currently Chief Financial Officer of DuPont's Water and Protection segment, will step into the role of DuPont's Chief Financial Officer.

"As Executive Chairman and CEO of DuPont, Ed Breen has guided the company through a significant chapter of transformation and value creation. We are grateful for his leadership," said Alexander M. Cutler, DuPont's Lead Independent Director. "The Board believes that Lori Koch is an ideal leader for the next phase of the company's journey and is pleased that Ed will continue serving as a trusted partner to her."

"I am delighted that Lori will serve as DuPont's next CEO," said Mr. Breen. "She has had a tremendous impact as CFO, helping us navigate the unprecedented challenges of the past few years while positioning the company for long-term success. I'm confident that her leadership capability and vision will further accelerate DuPont's transformation and growth."

"Additionally, Antonella will be terrific as DuPont's next CFO," continued Mr. Breen. "I've known her for many years, and she'll be a strong partner to Lori in delivering financial excellence."

"I am honored to be appointed as the next CEO of DuPont, and I'm excited about our company's future," Ms. Koch said. "It's been a privilege to have worked side-by-side with Ed these past several years, and I look forward to working with him, Antonella, and our DuPont colleagues around the world in continuing to drive value for our customers, employees, shareholders, and communities."

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