John Nicols

John Nicols, President and Chief Executive Officer of Codexis.

An industry veteran, John Nicols had more than 22 years at Albemarle Corporation, a maker of highly engineered specialty chemicals, before joining Codexis in 2012. He held positions at Albemarle as senior vice president for strategic development and catalysts, and vice president of catalysts. He also had roles in both flame retardants and bromine. Prior to Albemarle Corporation, Nicols worked in research and development for Hercules, Inc. Nicols earned a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.