Jean Pierre Clamadieu


Former CEO

2016 Honoree for Extraordinary Innovation

2016 CME STEM Leadership Award Honoree for Extraordinary Innovation. Metropolitan Club, New York, NY.

Jean-Pierre Clamadieu joined Solvay in September 2011 as member of the Executive Committee, immediately after Solvay acquired Rhodia. Before that, he was Rhodia’s Chief Executive Officer since October 2003 and since March 2008 also Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Between 1993 and 2003, Clamadieu held several executive positions within Rhodia and its former parent company Rhône-Poulenc, notably President of Rhodia Chemicals Latin America, President of Rhodia Eco Services, Senior Vice-President Corporate Purchasing as well as President of the Pharmaceuticals & Agrochemicals Division. Before joining the chemical industry, Clamadieu, a graduate from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, had a nine-year career at the French Civil Service, including as advisor to the Minister of Labor.

Clamadieu has been a visionary industry innovation leader and a premier sponsor of the revolutionary Solar Impulse Aircraft Program. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Faurecia and of French insurer Axa. He is President of the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), member of the Board of Directors of the International Chemical Industry Council (ICCA), as well as member of the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). He was Chairman of the Sustainable Development Commission of French business association MEDEF and Chairman of the Franco-Brazilian Business Council of MEDEF International.