New appointment to Arkema’s Board of Directors

08-May-2015 - France

Arkema’s Board of Directors decided to propose to the forthcoming annual general meeting on 2 June 2015 the appointment of Mrs Hélène Moreau-Leroy as Director of Arkema for a four-year term. Hélène Moreau-Leroy is Chairman and CEO of Hispano-Suiza (Safran Group) and has been a member of the Safran Executive Committee since 1st July 2013.

Her appointment will enable Arkema’s Board of Directors to fully benefit from her experience in senior management, as well as her proven industrial expertise and long-standing international experience.

Subject to her appointment as director by the annual general meeting, Mrs Hélène Moreau-Leroy would be qualified as an independent director according to the criteria set by the Company in accordance with the AFEP-MEDEF Code. The Board of Directors also decided that she would be appointed a member of the Audit and Accounts Committee.

Born in 1964, Hélène Moreau-Leroy is a graduate engineer from INSA Lyon, and holds a Master’s in International Business Administration (University of New England, Australia). She is a certified supply chain professional (APICS).

She has held a number of management positions in R&D, project management, procurement and production in industrial groups, and spent 14 years of her career outside France in international posts. She joined the Safran Group in 2003 in the Group Purchasing Department of Snecma SA. She then oversaw the implementation of Messier-Bugatti Dowty’s supply chain in emerging countries before she became Executive Vice-President of Programs and a member of the Management Committee.

Hélène Moreau-Leroy is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Groupement des Equipementiers de l’Aéronautique et Défense (GEAD) and a member of networks and associations promoting diversity in the workplace.

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