Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, born on 15 August 1958, is a CEO of Solvay.
Jean-Pierre Clamadieu graduated from the Ecole Supérieure Nationale and became a member of the Corps des Mines.
Jean-Pierre Clamadieu began his professional career in the French government, where he served during nine years at the French Ministry of Industry and as Technical Advisor to the Minister of Labor.
In 1993, he joined Rhodia group, where he held various executive positions until 2003. At Rhodia, he served as a General Director of chemicals division in Latin America, then as a Director of Global Sales, Director of Organic Fine Chemicals and Agrochemistry. In October 2003, he was promoted to a position of CEO of Rhodia, and in 2008, he became a President of the company.
Since May 2012 Jean-Pierre Clamadieu serves as a chief executive officer of Solvay, a company that acquired Rhodia in 2011.
In 2012, Jean-Pierre Clamadieu was named an industrialist of the year by the famous French magazine L'Usine Nouvelle for the successful transformation of Rhodia, which was close to bankruptcy in 2003, into a profitable and growing company. In 2005, Jean-Pierre Clamadieu was honored the Knight of the Legion of Honor and in 2009, the title of the Officer of the National Order of Merit. In March 2013, he was ranked second among the CEOs of CAC 40 companies. Jean-Pierre Clamadieu also serves as the Board member of AXA, Faurecia and SNCF.