The role, responsibilities, composition, procedures and evaluation of the Executive Committee are described in detail in the Charter. In addition, the internal rules of the Executive Committee are attached to the Charter.

As at December 31, 2018, the Executive Committee was composed of the following seven members.

Year of first appointment

Presence at meetings in 2018

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Jean-Pierre Clamadieu (photo) Jean-Pierre Clamadieu
French
Appointed in 2011 Presence at meetings in 2018 (13/13)
Jean-Pierre Clamadieu (photo)

Jean-Pierre Clamadieu

Born in: 1958

Term of office ends: 2019

Diplomas and main Solvay activities: Engineering degree from the École des Mines (Paris, France). Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO.

Vincent De Cuyper (photo) Vincent De Cuyper
Belgian
Appointed in 2006 Presence at meetings in 2018 (13/13)
Vincent De Cuyper (photo)

Vincent De Cuyper

Born in: 1961

Term of office ends: 2020

Diplomas and main Solvay activities: Chemical engineering degree (Catholic University of Louvain, Master’s in Industrial Management (Catholic University of Leuven), AMP Harvard Executive Committee member.

Karim Hajjar (photo) Karim Hajjar
British
Appointed in 2013 Presence at Board meetings in 2018 (13/13)
Karim Hajjar (photo)

Karim Hajjar

Born in: 1963

Term of office ends: 2019

Diplomas and main Solvay activities: BSC (Hons) Economics (The City University, London). Chartered Accountancy (ICAEW) Qualification. Executive Committee member and CFO.

Roger Kearns (photo) Roger Kearns
American
Appointed in 2008 Presence at Board meetings in 2018 (05/05)
Roger Kearns (photo)

Roger Kearns

Born in: 1963

Term of office ends: 2018

Leaves the Group in March 2018

Diplomas and main Solvay activities: Bachelor of Science – Engineering Arts (Georgetown College, Georgetown), Bachelor of Science – Technology, Atlanta, MBA (Stanford University). Executive Committee member.

Pascal Juéry (photo) Pascal Juéry
French
Appointed in 2014 Presence at Board meetings in 2018 (13/13)
Pascal Juéry (photo)

Pascal Juéry

Born in: 1965

Term of office ends: 2020

Diplomas and main Solvay activities: Graduate of the European Business School of Paris (ESCP, Europe). Executive Committee member.

Hua Du (photo) Hua Du
Chinese
Appointed in 2018 Presence at Board meetings in 2018 (9/9)
Hua Du (photo)

Hua Du

Born in: 1969

Term of office ends: 2020

Diplomas and main Solvay activities: BS Chemistry (Being University) PhD. Organic Chemistry (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Comex member.

Cécile Tandeau de Marsac (photo) Cécile Tandeau de Marsac
French
Appointed in 2018 Presence at Board meetings in 2018 (9/9)
Cécile Tandeau de Marsac (photo)

Cécile Tandeau de Marsac

Born in: 1963

Term of office ends: 2020

Diplomas and main Solvay activities: Master Degree in Economics & Business Administration, Graduate from Management and Business School of Rouen, Group General Manager of Human Resources, Comex member.

Augusto Di Francesco (photo) Augusto Di Donfrancesco
Italian
Appointed in 2018 Presence at Board meetings in 2018 (9/9)
Augusto Di Francesco (photo)

Augusto Di Donfrancesco

Born in: 1959

Term of office ends: 2020

Diplomas and main Solvay activities: Gratuated from Pisa University with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Senior Executive program from London Business School. Comex Member Solvay, Member of the Plastics Europe steering Board.

During the year 2018, the following changes occurred:

  • Roger Kearns left Solvay Group on March 31, 2018;
  • Mr. Augusto Di Donfrancesco, Mr. Hua Du, and Ms. Cécile Tandeau de Marsac were appointed Executive Committee members for two-year terms with effect from March 1, 2018.

On October 1, 2019, the Board of Directors will renew for a two-year term the mandate of Karim Hajjar. His mandate will expire in October 2021.

For the year 2019, the following changes have been announced:

  • The departure of Ms. Cécile Tandeau de Marsac in mid-2019;
  • Ms. Ilham Kadri will join the Executive Committee as of January 1, 2019 (Deputy CEO) and will replace Mr. Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, who will resign on March 1, 2019.