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Dr. Ilham Kadri is the CEO of Solvay. Kadri is a world citizen, a scientist, a businesswoman, and a humanist. Her international career spans more than three decades over four continents. Under her leadership at Solvay, and previously at Diversey (USA), she delivered purpose led transformations leading to sustainable and profitable businesses. Her Solvay One Planet and Solvay One Dignity roadmaps are leading to carbon neutrality before 2050, reducing inequalities at work and making diversity, equity and inclusion a business imperative. Kadri was decorated with the Légion d’honneur, and received a Golden Award for the Woman of the year in 2019. She is a Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Namur (BE) and EWHA University (KR). Kadri is a board member at L'Oréal and at AO Smith and serves as a Chair of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Kadri holds a degree in chemical engineering and a PhD in physics and chemistry from Strasbourg University.