Former Innospec Inc executive, Dr David Turner, was charged at a London court for allegedly bribing Iraqi and Indonesian officials between 2002 and 2008 to secure government contracts.
According to the U.K. Serious Fraud Office, Dr Turner faces three allegations of conspiracy to bribe foreign officials and to recruit their help in sabotaging an Innospec Inc competitor.
Dr Turner has been released on unconditional bail.
Previously, Dr Turner and a Canadian Innospec Inc agent were accused by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in August 2010 of bribing Iraqi and Indonesian officials to secure contracts to sell tetraethyl lead.
According to the SEC, Innospec Inc made payments totaling $6.3 million to officials, and promised a further $2.8 million in return for contracts estimated at around $176.7 million in revenues and $60 million in profits.
Dr Turner was ordered to pay $40,000 by the SEC.
Innospec Limited has previously been sentenced by the English court following a settlement with the US Department of Justice.