Senior Advisor to Permira, and Non-Executive Chairman, Cambrex Corporation
Since 2018, Wayne Hewett has served as a senior advisor to Permira, a global private equity firm, and since 2020, as Non-Executive Chairman of Cambrex Corporation, a leading contract developer and manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients and a private portfolio company of Permira Funds. In addition, since 2021, he has served as a director of Lytx, a telematics solutions provider and a portfolio company of Permira Funds. From 2018 to 2021, Wayne also served as Non-Executive Chairman of DiversiTech Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of HVAC equipment.
From 2015 to 2017, Wayne served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of Klöckner Pentaplast Group, a leading supplier of plastic films for pharmaceutical, medical devices, food, electronics, packaging, printing and specialty applications. He also previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the board of directors, of Arysta LifeScience Corporation from 2010 to 2015. Arysta was acquired in 2015 by Platform Specialty Products Corporation, and Wayne briefly served as President of Platform.
Prior to joining Arysta, he served as a senior consultant to GenNx360, a private equity firm focused on sponsoring buyouts of middle market companies. He also spent over two decades at GE, serving in a variety of executive roles.
Wayne joined the UPS Board of Directors in 2020 and serves on the Audit Committee.