Brussels, February 15, 2018 – Solvay is pleased to announce that it has expanded its Executive Committee with three new members, in line with the Group’s commitment to improve its customer focus with a more diverse team to support its growth strategy.
The three new members, effective immediately, are Augusto Di Donfrancesco, who has lead Solvay’s Specialty Polymers Global Business Unit since 2011, Hua Du, who has been head of Special Chem since the GBU’s creation in 2015, and Cécile Tandeau de Marsac, who will also continue to head Human Resources for the Group.
At the same time, Solvay announces that Roger Kearns, a member of the Executive Committee and supervisor of the Advanced Materials segment, has decided to return to the United States having accepted a new position in his home country.
“Since the end of last year I’ve been planning to reinforce our Executive Committee, reflecting the profoundly transformed Group, with a more diverse team to contribute to the next step in Solvay’s transformation strategy. The Executive Committee has a good mix of operational, international and customer experiences while bringing a focus on talent management,” said Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay. “I want to warmly thank Roger for his long-standing commitment and contribution to Solvay’s growth strategy especially with the very quick and successful integration of Cytec. I wish him all the best with his new professional challenges.”
The new Executive Committee consists of Jean-Pierre Clamadieu (CEO), Vincent De Cuyper, Augusto Di Donfrancesco, Hua Du, Karim Hajjar (CFO), Pascal Juéry and Cécile Tandeau de Marsac.