Wayne Hewett

Senior Adviser

Wayne M. Hewett has served as a Senior Advisor to Permira since 2018. He currently serves on the board of directors of The Home Depot, Inc, Wells Fargo and UPS. He also serves as Chairman of Cambrex, a life sciences company that provides products and services for small molecule active pharmaceutical ingredients, since 2020. From 2015 to 2017, Wayne was CEO of Klöckner Pentaplast Group, a packaging company. He was president and CEO of Arysta LifeScience Corporation, which at the time was one of the world’s largest privately held crop protection and life science companies, from 2010 until Arysta’s acquisition by Platform Specialty Products Corporation in 2015, where he served as president for 6 months. Mr. Hewett’s career has also included more than 20 years with General Electric Company, including as vice president, Supply Chain and Operations; president and CEO of GE Advanced Materials; president and CEO of GE Silicones; president of GE Plastics Pacific; president of GE Toshiba Silicones; and member of GE’s Corporate Executive Council. He served as Chairman of DiversiTech Corporation, a leading aftermarket manufacturer and distributor of HVAC products, from 2018 to 2021.


Wayne holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.