Press release

Brussels, February 1, 2018 ---Solvay has appointed Daniela Manique as President of the Group’s Coatis Global Business Unit (GBU), promoting her from her previous position as Coatis’ Vice-President of Solvents.

Daniel​a​ will in her new role further grow the GBU strengthening relationships with its customers worldwide as well as ​its sustainable development strategy. 

Coatis is a leading manufacturer of phenol and derivatives, sustainable solvents based on ​renewable sources and oxygenated solvents, as well as intermediates polyamides serving sectors as the civil construction, automotive, adhesive, paint and industrial coating industries.

Daniela Manique, based in Sao Paulo,​ has 14 years of leadership experience within Solvay, including as manager of strategic raw materials in Latin America and in Europe and as Director of Purchasing in Brazil.

She h​olds a degree in chemical engineering from the Faculdade de Engenharia Industrial (FEI), a graduate degree in business administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and an MBA from the Faculdade de Economia e Administração da Universidade de São Paulo (USP). 

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Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers in diverse global end markets. Its products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability. Its lightweighting materials enhance cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 27,000 employees in 58 countries. Net sales were € 10.9 billion in 2016, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3 leaders. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR) and in the United States its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a level-1 ADR program.