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Cullen College of Engineering Executive Leadership Board

Executive Leadership Board Member

Erika Peterman
Erika Peterman
Senior Vice President, LyondellBasell (LYB)

Erika’s extensive experience, gained from over 25 years working in global organizations, enables the delivery of change and growth in complex, world-leading businesses. Her broad knowledge has been built serving various parts of the chemicals industry, serving a range of sectors from plastics, petrochemicals, agriculture and pharma.

Erika is currently serving as Vice President of Global Co-Products at multi-national chemical company LyondellBasell. Most recently, Erika was Senior Vice President at BASF Corporation, where she led the North American Chemical Intermediates business. Erika held other senior executive roles with BASF, covering manufacturing and production, engineering, strategy, and commercial business management. Passionate about STEM and DEI, she actively supports community workforce development programs, as well as a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Erika sits on a variety of College of Engineering Advisory Boards, including those for the University of Houston and the Georgia Institute of Technology. She serves as a Board member for the Chatfield Edge in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council, a non-profit organization whose mission is to globally accelerate the development of successful black executives across the lifecycle of their careers. Erika holds a BSc in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Houston.