Solvay names Nuyttens as president of Solvay Silica

Solvay Group has appointed An Nuyttens as president of its Silica Global Business Unit, succeeding Tom Benner who left the Group.

A Belgian national, An Nuyttens holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering and an MBA in management, both from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium. She joined Solvay in 1991 as technical manager in the group’s transformation department. She then turned her career toward marketing and sales. Based in Europe and then in the United States for five years, An Nuyttens’ responsibilities grew within the Specialty Polymers activities. In 2005, she returned to Solvay headquarters in Brussels to hold different business positions. She became worldwide manager of High Barrier Polymers in 2012.

An Nuyttens joined Silica’s management committee in June 2014 as strategy and marketing director.

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