Hua Du started his position as Solvay Rare Earth Systems President in August 2010. Since April 1, 2015, he was appointed as the President of the new GBU Special Chem which is the combination of the GBUs Rare Earth Systems and Special Chemicals as well as the Fluorine business of GBU Aroma Performance.
Before joining Solvay, he worked for more than 13 years at Rohm & Haas and Dow Chemical in the electronic materials business. He was appointed as Global General Manager of the Global Business Unit Interconnect Technologies in January 2010.
Hua Du was born in 1969 as a national of Hong Kong SAR, China. In the year 1986 to 1990, he graduated from Beijing University with a major in BS Chemistry.
From 1990 to 1995, he obtained a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.