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Adisseo names Hao Zhigang as CEO, effective July 1

Will succeed Jean-Marc Dublanc, who announced his retirement in January.

Drozd Irina |

Adisseo has named Hao Zhigang to succeed Jean-Marc Dublanc as CEO, effective July 1. Dublanc announced his plans to retire in January.

Zhigang has been chairman of Adisseo’s board of directors for more than five years. He has been with parent company Sinochem/Bluestar for approximately two decades in a variety of executive, operational and managerial positions. He will retain his position as board chairman along with his role as CEO. He is also responsible for Adisseo Group’s strategy and directly supervises Adisseo executive members including Chief Operating Officer Frédéric Jacquin and five executive vice presidents responsible for finance, strategy and sustainability, research and innovation, human resources, and China operations.

“I feel so excited to embark on this new wonderful journey with all Adisseo colleagues. The ‘two-pillar’ strategy will remain unchanged with strategic investments to be pursued, and its international DNA be sustained,” Zhigang said. “The resources will be allocated globally to ensure its well-balanced industrial footprint. Adisseo will continue to consolidate its leading position in the market and keep investing in innovation, in people, in CAPEX, in digitalization as well as in external growth opportunities.”

Also effective July 1, Jacquin will replace Dublanc as president of Adisseo France SAS. Dublanc will become a non-executive board member of Bluestar Adisseo Co. In this role, he will support Adisseo’s management an strategy and will act as strategic adviser to the Adisseo Group.

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