Ilham Kadri (49) will become CEO on 1st March 2019. She’s half French and half Moroccan and lives in North Carolina. She’s currently CEO of Diversey an American Hygiene Technology company.
Kadri has an engineering degree from the Ecole de Chimie, Polymères et Matériaux in Strasbourg and a doctorate in macromolecular Physics-chemistry at the Louis Pasteur University.
She will replace Jean-Pierre Clamadieu who has been CEO of Solvay since May 2012. She will join Solvay on January 1, 2019 and spend two months with Jean-Pierre Clamadieu to ensure a smooth transition.
Her main duties will be to modernise Solvay and make it a more customer centric company.