Kenneth (Ken) Lane

Executive Vice President, Global Olefins & Polyolefins (O&P)

Kenneth (Ken) Lane is executive vice president, Global Olefins & Polyolefins (O&P) for LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Lane has responsibility for the O&P Americas and O&P Europe, Asia and International (EAI) segments.


Prior to joining LyondellBasell, Lane was with BASF for thirteen years, holding senior executive positions in the Global Polyurethanes Division, and more recently President of the Monomers Division and President of BASF Catalysts. He also served in a variety of operations, strategy and commercial positions at BP Chemicals for seven years as well as various technical and operations roles at Amoco Chemical Corporation for seven years. Over his career he has served in leadership roles in the United States, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, China and Belgium.


Lane earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Clemson University and a Master of Science in Management from the University of Alabama Huntsville.


Lane serves on the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division Operating Committee as well as the Executive Committee of the Society of Chemical Industry America.