Larry Somma has nearly three decades of experience in the corporate finance sector at world-class publicly traded companies within the plastics, manufacturing, hospitality, and consumer goods industries. Most recently, Somma spent eight years at LyondellBasell Industries N.V. He served as vice president of finance strategy and transformation for two years and vice president, corporate treasurer for six years. In his role as vice president of finance strategy and transformation, he was responsible for establishing and executing an operating model and organizational design for the global finance team and creating an enterprise-wide strategy for shared services and end-to-end global process excellence. He also directed and oversaw all transactional finance activities, enterprise risk management, and data analytics and automation.
Prior to LyondellBasell, Somma was with Hyatt Hotels Corporation. During his tenure, he held both the Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Capital Strategy and Senior Vice President and Treasurer positions. Before Hyatt, Somma worked for Lennar Corporation, Sara Lee Corporation, Fisher Scientific International and General Motors Corporation in different finance roles, including an expatriate assignment in London, England.
Somma has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Engineering degree in engineering management from Cornell University. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.