Hervé Castres Saint-Martin appointed Arkema Vice President Raw material and Energy Procurement
Hervé Castres Saint-Martin, 53 years old, graduated from the Paris Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI) and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs (IFP – Rueil Malmaison). He also holds an MBA from Insead (Fontainebleau).
He began his career with Shell in 1991 in production and as an economic and strategic analyst.
In 1997 he joined Elf Atochem’s Petrochemicals Plastics business unit as Polystyrene Product Manager before overseeing this entity’s Key Accounts in 2000*.
From February 2003 to June 2009, he successively held the positions of Director Solvents and Chlorinated Derivatives and Director Hydrogen Peroxide and Chlorates for Europe.
He joined the Acrylics business unit in July 2009 as Director Acrylic Monomers for Europe and Asia.
He had been Regional Director of the Acrylic Monomers business in Asia based in Shanghai since July 2014.
*: Elf Atochem became Atofina in 2000, then Arkema in 2004.