Laurent Tellier has joined Arkema as senior vice-president Performance Additives and member of the group’s executive committee, replacing Marie-Pierre Chevallier who has retired. Arkema hopes Tellier will bring to the Performance Additives teams and the group's executive committee his ability to transform mature businesses and successfully develop fast-growing activities. The company says his experience in a multicultural environment and with customer partnerships, and his passion for innovation will be key assets.

Since 2019, he has been CEO of Saint-Gobain Surface Solutions. A graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École des Ponts Paris Tech, Tellier has 20 years of experience at Saint-Gobain, with a diversified and international career in the three major regions where Arkema is also geographically present (Asia, Americas, Europe). He has managed a wide range of businesses, from upstream activities to B-to-C activities, within the ceramics, abrasives, and composite systems, as well as surface solutions businesses.

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