Innovative - 2019 Annual and Sustainable Performance Report

The decision-making body

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The decision-making body

The Executive Committee manages the operational activities of Arkema alongside Thierry Le Hénaff. Each member oversees a business segment or several support functions. In May 2020, three new members from inside Arkema joined the committee, including one woman and one American.

Our top decision-making body, the Executive Committee meets twice a month to examine strategic issues and growth and development plans, including capital expenditure, new capacity and acquisitions.

It also supervises the implementation of the Group’s strategy, monitor the business and financial performance of our different activities, and attentively track safety and environmental performance.


Thierry Le Hénaff,

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Arkema


Marc Schuller,

Chief Operating Officer, Advanced Materials, Coating Solutions and Intermediates


Bernard Boyer,

Executive Vice President, Strategy


Vincent Legros,

Executive Vice President, Bostik


Luc Benoit-Cattin,

Executive Vice President, Industry and CSR


Marie-José Donsion,

Chief Financial Officer


Thierry Parmentier,

Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications



Marie-Pierre Chevallier,

Senior Vice President, Performance Additives


Richard Jenkins,

Senior Vice President, Coating Solutions


Erwoan Pezron,

Senior Vice President, High-Performance Polymers

These three members report to Marc Schuller

To implement Executive Committee decisions, Arkema is organized into four business segments and six business lines, led by Executive Vice Presidents of operations. Our corporate departments report to four Executive Vice Presidents and provide support for all activities and operations.

Thierry Parmentier, joined the Executive Committee on July 1, 2019, as Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communication. He succeeded Michel Delaborde, who proceeded to take his retirement. Before joining Arkema, Thierry Parmentier was Senior Vice President Human Resources and a member of the Executive Committee of Alstom. From 2008 to 2017, he held the position of Human Resources Director and was a member of the Executive Committee of Technip.

Before that, he held a number of positions in Human Resources at Faurecia, Atos, and Schlumberger.

Aged 55, Thierry Parmentier is a graduate of Nancy 2 University and Paris 2 Panthéon Assas University. He also holds a qualification from CIFFOP, the personnel management training center.