Ilham Kadri has been appointed CEO of the Group, Chairman of the Executive Committee, member of the Board of Directors, by Solvay’s Board of Directors, with effect from March 1st, 2019.

She will join Solvay on January 1st, 2019 and spend two months transitioning with Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, before taking the leadership role and continuing Solvay’s transformation.

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Ilham Kadri, Future CEO of Solvay

March 1st will officially mark the commencement of Ilham Kadri at the top of Solvay's leadership succeeding to Jean-Pierre Clamadieu in the executive duties and mandate as CEO of Solvay.  

The newly appointed CEO Ilham Kadri reflects Solvay's recent journey as a leading company with advanced material and specialty chemicals innovative product portfolio and sustainable solutions to address next-generation mobility and improve resource efficiency.

Watch the overall video statement of Nicolas Boël, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Solvay:

"Solvay’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the selection of Ilham Kadri as head of the Solvay Group. Her knowledge of our strategic markets, strongly customer-focused mindset, her capacities to build a galvanizing vision make her the leader that the Group needs to accelerate its cultural transformation and unleash its growth potential. She can count on a solid and experienced Solvay management team to fulfill this mission"

 

Watch the overall video statement of Ilham Kadri, Future CEO of Solvay Group:

"I wish to thank the Board of Directors for its confidence in me. I’m looking forward to joining the Group whose passion for science, its values and transformation echo my own personal and professional journey. Early next year, I will work alongside Solvay’s teams to accelerate value creation based on innovation, collaboration, a customer-centric culture and a clear sense of purpose. These fundamentals will guide my actions at Solvay”

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