Senior VP Arkema Asia-Pacific, President of Arkema Greater China
Xavier Durand-Delacre was appointed President of Arkema Greater China and Senior Vice-President of Arkema in Asia in September 2013.
He began his career in 1988 at the Ministry of Infrastructure in France, in charge of Large Infrastructure Projects in regional Directorates. In 1994 he became Director of Industrial and International Affairs at the Water Authority for the Seine-Normandy Region.
Xavier has worked in the chemical Industry since 1998.
In Elf Atochem – later Atofina – he was appointed Asia VP for the Fluorochemicals and Oxygenated Products in 2000. Since 2004 he served in Arkema in general management roles: Development Director and Global General Manager Mercaptans in the Thiochemicals Business Unit, Group President of the Hydrogen Peroxide Business Unit and VP Ambition – Corporate Supply Chain and Customer Relationship management Program.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers in China (AICM).
A native of France, Xavier Durand-Delacre graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts-et-Chaussées. He holds an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs (Paris, France).