Effective 1 January 2013 Dr Ilham Kadri is Sealed Air’s institutional and laundry (I & L) business president, replacing Pedro Chidichimo who has left the company to pursue personal interests in sustainability and philanthropy projects.
I & L focuses on differentiated cleaning, sanitation and infection control solutions and services (formerly part of the Diversey business unit).
William V. Hickey, Sealed Air chairman and chief executive officer stated, “We appreciate the contributions that Pedro has made over his 20 year career at Diversey. While at Sealed Air, he has been an esteemed member of the senior management team who helped to integrate Diversey, achieve synergy benefits, and successfully transition Diversey to its new European Principal Company structure, which positions that region for more profitable growth in the future.”
Dr Kadri has more than 20 years’ experience working in a variety of international business leadership and management roles that include general management, sales and marketing and research and development with The Dow Chemical Company, Rohm & Haas, Huntsman, UCB-Cytec and Shell Chemicals-Basell.
Most recently she was Dow Advanced Materials Division for the Middle East and Africa general manager and was the region’s commercial director for Dow Water & Process Solutions.
Dr Kadri holds a doctorate from the Université Louis Pasteur and earned an engineering diploma grandes-écoles in chemical engineering from l’école des Hautes Polymères de Strasbourg, as well as masters degrees in physics and chemistry from Université Claude Bernard and from Université Laval.