Adhesives Magazine

IChemE Appoints New President

June 8, 2010

Desmond King, president of Chevron Technology Ventures, has been named the 69th president of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (ICHemE), succeedling Ian Shott.

King has a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Cambridge University, U.K., and a bachelor’s degree from Imperial College. He was a chemical engineering college professor for two years before joining Chevron in 1981. At Chevron, he has held key roles in technology marketing and corporate strategic planning.

 “Des brings a wealth of experience to IChemE,” said David Brown, IChemE CEO. “He’s worked in and with academia, and has held a succession of senior industry positions all over the world–proof of the great career that a chemical engineering background can offer. Des is also dedicated to the profession and committed to IChemE’s success.”

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