Jean-Pierre Clamadieu is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Solvay, after having held the same positions wihin Rhodia since 2008. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Rhodia since October 2003. He is also a director on the board of directors of Faurecia since May 29, 2007 and of SNCF since February 21, 2008. Mr. Clamadieu was the president of Rhodia's Pharmacy and Agrochemicals Division from April to October 2003, president of the Fine Organics Division from January 2002 to April 2003, senior vice president of Corporate Purchases in 2001 and president of Rhodia Eco Services between 1999 and 2000.From 1996 to 1999, he served as the president of the chemical sector responsible for chemical activities of the Rhône-Poulenc Group for the Latin America zone of Rhodia. Mr. Clamadieu came to Rhône-Poulenc in 1993 to develop new activities in the field of automobile pollution control. Before joining Rhône-Poulenc, Mr. Clamadieu was a technical advisor to the Minister of Labor from 1991 to 1993. Mr. Clamadieu started his professional career in 1984, occupying various positions in French governmental agencies such as the Regional Industry and Research Office (DRIR) and the French Delegation for Territorial Development and Regional Action (DATAR). Mr. Clamadieu is a graduate from Mines ParisTech.