Senior Advisor to Permira, and Chairman of DiversiTech Corporation and Cambrex Corporation
Since 2018, Wayne Hewett has served as a senior advisor to Permira, a global private equity firm, and as Executive Chairman of DiversiTech Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of HVAC equipment and a portfolio company of the Permira Funds. In addition, since 2020, Wayne has served as Executive Chairman of Cambrex Corporation, a leading contract developer and manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients.
From 2015 to 2017, Wayne served as Chief Executive Officer 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 including GE’s Vice-President, Supply Chain and Operations; President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Advanced Materials; President of GE Plastics Pacific; President of GE Toshiba Silicones; and membership on GE’s Corporate Executive Council.