Arkema Appointments New Group Presidents


Effective July 1st 2008, Marie-Pierre Chevallier, present Group President of the hydrogen peroxide BU is being appointed Group President of the Acrylics BU. At the same date, Xavier Durand-Delacre is being appointed Group President of the Hydrogen Peroxide BU.

49 year old, Marie-Pierre Chevallier graduated from Essec, joined Elf Atochem in 1983, where she held a number of posts in marketing and in sales until 1991. She then became responsible for European Affairs within the Corporate Planning and Strategy Division, before becoming Styrene Business Manager in the Petrochemicals Business Unit, and later Vice President Corporate Planning and Strategy. In 2002, she became General Manager for Atofina's Refrigerant range. She was appointed Group President of the Hydrogen Peroxide Business Unit in 2004 when Arkema was established.

46 year old, Xavier Durand-Delacre is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique and a graduate engineer from Ponts et Chaussées. He began his career in 1988 at the Ministry of Infrastructure as Head of Large Structural Works at the Departmental Directorate of Infrastructure, and in 1994 joined the Water Authority for the Seine-Normandy region as Director of Industrial and International Affairs. He joined Elf Atochem in 1998, where he held functions in sales, before becoming Regional Manager for the Fluorochemicals and Oxygenated Products activities in Asia. In 2004 he transferred to Arkema's Thiochemicals Business Unit as Development Director. Since May 2005, he has held the post of Global General Manager for mercaptans and specialties within the Thiochemicals Business Unit.

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