- CEO and President of the Executive Committee of Solvay
Ilham Kadri is CEO and President of the Executive Committee of Solvay, a materials, chemicals and solutions company which through its purpose, values and science contributes to protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering a better life. Under her purpose-driven leadership and mandate to unleash Solvay’s potential, Solvay developed and launched in less than a year its mid-term strategy G.R.O.W. with its bold and holistic Solvay One Planet sustainability objectives, as well as Solvay’s Purpose: "We bond People, Ideas and Elements to Reinvent Progress". Soon after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Solvay created the Solvay Solidarity Fund for employees and their families who are in need due to the crisis. Finally, Solvay launched in May 2021 Solvay One Dignity, Solvay's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion roadmap. Dr. Kadri is a world citizen with a rich professional experience across a variety of industries in four continents and with leading industrial multinationals, including Shell, UCB, Huntsman, Dow Chemical and Sealed Air. Prior to joining Solvay, Ilham Kadri was CEO and President of Diversey in the United States, having led the company’s return to profitability and resulting spin off and sale to Bain Capital.