Dr. Ilham Kadri

CEO, Solvay

Dr. Ilham Kadri has been the CEO of Solvay since March 2019. She holds a degree in chemical engineering from L’École des Hauts Polymères in Strasbourg, and a PhD in macromolecular physico-chemistry from Strasbourg’s Louis Pasteur University. Dr. Kadri is a world citizen with Moroccan-French roots and professional experience across four continents. During her 25-year career, she has held diverse positions at top multinationals. 

Dr. Kadri is committed to diversity and inclusion, mentoring young women and promoting female leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Throughout her career, she has received awards for fighting illiteracy, for developing charity and for her business leadership. Customer obsession, passion for innovation and the desire to leave a greener planet to future generations are just some of the elements that drive this successful businesswoman.