Solvay: New CFO
Solvay S.A., Brussels, Belgium, announces Bernard de Laguiche’s decision to end his 26-year career at Solvay of which 7 years as Group Chief Financial Officer and has appointed Karim Hajjar as his successor. de Laguiche, a Brazilian and French national, wishes to pursue his personal interests in Brazil. He will stay on at Solvay as a non-executive Board Member.
Hajjar will succeed de Laguiche as CFO and join Solvay’s Executive Committee on October 1.
Before joining Solvay, Hajjar, 50 and a British national, was Director Finance and Planning at Imperial Tobacco Group Plc. In his first job, he became a partner at Grant Thornton Chartered Accountants which he joined in 1984. He moved on to Royal Dutch/Shell where between 1995 and 2004 he was amongst others deputy CFO of Shell Chemicals. Hajjar was CFO of Tarmac Group from 2005 to 2009 and its managing director until 2010.
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