Solvay
2019 Annual Integrated Report

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, 2019, the Executive Committee was composed of the following six members.

Year of first appointment

Presence at meetings in 2019

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Ilham Kadri
French
Year of first appointment: 2019 Presence at meetings in 2019 (13/13)

Ilham Kadri

Born in: 1969

Term of office ends: 2021

Diplomas and main Solvay activities: Degree in chemical engineering from l’Ecole des Hauts Polymères in Strasbourg. PhD in macromolecular physico-chemistry from Strasbourg’s Louis Pasteur University.

Vincent De Cuyper (photo) Vincent De Cuyper
Belgian
Year of first appointment: 2006 Presence at meetings in 2019 (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 Leuven). Master’s in Industrial Management (Catholic University of Leuven). AMP Harvard Executive Committee member.

Karim Hajjar (photo) Karim Hajjar
British
Year of first appointment: 2013 Presence at meetings in 2019 (13/13)
Karim Hajjar (photo)

Karim Hajjar

Born in: 1963

Term of office ends: 2021

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

Hua Du (photo) Hua Du
Chinese
Year of first appointment: 2018 Presence at meetings in 2019 (13/13)
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, UrbanaChampaign), Comex member.

Augusto Di Francesco (photo) Augusto Di Donfrancesco
Italian
Year of first appointment: 2018 Presence at meetings in 2019 (13/13)
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.

Hervé Tiberghien
French
Year of first appointment: 2019 Presence at meetings in 2019 (5/5)

Hervé Tiberghien

Born in: 1964

Term of office ends: 2022

Diplomas and main Solvay activities: Master in Human Resources, HEC St Louis, Brussels, Belgium.

During the year 2019, the following changes occurred:

  • Jean-Pierre Clamadieu left the Group on March 1, 2019 and was replaced by Ms. Ilham Kadri who was appointed as Deputy CEO on January 1, 2019 and CEO on March 1, 2019.
  • Cécile Tandeau de Marsac left the Executive Committee on April 1 , 2019 and has been replaced by Hervé Tiberghien on September 1, 2019.
  • Pascal Juéry left the Executive Committee on April 1, 2019.

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

On December  11, 2019, the Board of Directors renewed the mandates of MM Hua Du and A. Didonfrancesco for a two-year term ending on March 1st, 2022, as well as the mandate of Mr. V. De Cuyper for a two- year term ending on April 1st, 2022.