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Pascal Chalvon Demersay

Chief Sustainability & Energy Officer, Solvay

Biography

Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique of Paris and from ENSTA (Advanced Technology Superior National School) in Paris, Pascal Chalvon began his career at Rhône-Poulenc Group in 1990 and he joined Rhodia Polyamide Intermediates as Strategy Director.

In 2002 he became its Latin America General Manager, and in 2004 he headed Gas Purchasing at Rhodia Energy.

In 2005-2006 he has been Director of the divestment project of the Silicones business from Rhodia, then became from 2007 to 2009 General Manager of Bluestar Silicones in Asia. In 2010 he was appointed President and CEO of Bluestar Silicones. Pascal Chalvon joined Solvay as President of Energy Services in July 2015. Since April 2016 he has been Chief Sustainability & Energy Officer for Solvay Group.

In 2015, Solvay committed to reducing the greenhouse gas intensity of its activities by 40% by 2025. Among the actions deployed, the Group is working on its energy mix and is promoting the use of renewable energies. Substitution of fuel, renewable production capacities on site, PPA are the kind of solutions developed by Solvay.

Recently, the Group signed a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement for the RECs certificates generated by Solvay Solar Energy, a 70MW solar farm in the United States.