Adisseo CEO to retire, successor to be named in July

Adisseo CEO to retire, successor to be named in July

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Jean-Marc Dublanc has served as CEO for 12 years

Adisseo CEO Jean-Marc Dublanc will retire in mid-2023, and a new CEO is expected to be appointed by July 1.

In his 16 years at Adisseo, Dublanc has served as CEO for 12. Since 2015, he has served as a member of the board of directors of Bluestar Adisseo Nutrition Group Ltd. He joined Adisseo in 2006 as director of innovation, marketing and sales.

Beginning in February, Frédéric Jacquin will become deputy president and chief operating officer (COO), reporting to Dublanc. He will take charge of all worldwide operations, strategic business units, sales and marketing. He will also supervise the executive committee and ensure continuity of the execution of the company’s strategic plan.

Dublanc will continue to directly supervise the company’s relationships with shareholders, strategy and central support functions including finance, human resources, research and innovation, and strategy and sustainable development.

Since 2022, Jacquin has been the senior vice president of strategy and business development of Elkem Group, a Bluestar company. He was appointed transition manager for Adisseo in November 2022, in the position of executive director for specialty strategic business unit. Before that, he was senior vice president of Elkem Silicones for seven years, after serving 11 years at Elkem Silicones International. He has previously served as vice president of marketing and sales and later as CEO of Elkem Silicones.

As of July 1, a new CEO will be appointed after a nomination committee proposal and board approval. Dublanc will then serve as non-executive board member of Bluestar Adisseo China Co. and will provide his expertise to the Bluestar Group and strategy for the future of Adisseo. Jacquin will continue to serve as deputy president and COO.

There will be no changes to the executive committee or business units and functions.

“This structured, anticipated and with a progressive transition, will allow a smooth handover to a new leadership that will reinforce Adisseo’s ability to implement its strategy for a sustainable growth,” the company said in a press release.