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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nicolas Boel

57 2012 Chairman of the Board

Ilham Kadri

50 2019 Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Karim Hajjar

56 2013 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Financial Officer

Quitterie de Pelleport

2017 Group General Counsel, Head of Legal and Compliance

Nicolas Cudre-Mauroux

2015 Group General Manager Research & Innovation

Jean-Marie Solvay

63 Director, Member of the Innovation Board

Vincent De Cuyper

58 2012 Member of the Executive Committee

Michel Defourny

2010 Group Corporate Secretary

Bernard de Laguiche

60 2013 Director

Charles Casimir-Lambert

52 2007 Independent Director

Herve Coppens d'Eeckenbrugge

62 2010 Independent Director

Yves-Thibault de Silguy

70 2010 Independent Director

Francoise de Viron

64 2013 Independent Director

Evelyn Diego du Monceau de Bergendal

69 2010 Independent Director

Agnes Lemarchand-Poirier

65 2017 Independent Director

Gilles Michel

63 2014 Independent Director

Amparo Moraleda Martinez

55 2013 Independent Director

Marjan Oudeman

61 2015 Independent Director

Rosemary Thorne

67 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Nicolas Boel

Mr. Nicolas Boel has been Chairman of the Board of Solvay S.A. since May 9, 2012. He has been Chairman of the Finance Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Company since May 9, 2012. He is also Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company. He was first appointed, as an Independent Director, in 1998. Then, he served as a Director from 2010 to May 9, 2012. Apart from his duties at the Company he occupies the post of Director of Sofina. Mr. Nicolas Boel has a Master's degree in Economic Sciences from Universite catholique de Louvain and a Master in Business Administration from College of William and Mary - United States.

Ilham Kadri

Dr. Ilham Kadri has been appointed Chairwoman of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Solvay SA as of March 1, 2019. Currently, she is CEO and President of U.S. hygiene technology and services company Diversey and has led, since 2013, its turnaround, carve-out and divestment to a private equity fund. She has international experience having worked for top multinationals like Shell-Basell, UCB-Cytec, Huntsman and Dow Chemical across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and in Asia.

Karim Hajjar

Mr. Karim Hajjar has served as Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Financial Officer of Solvay S.A. since October 1, 2013. Before joining the Company, he 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 Chief Financial Officer of Shell Chemicals. Mr. Hajjar was Chief Financial Officer of Tarmac Group from 2005 to 2009 and its Managing Director until 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from City University, London. He also holds a Chartered Accountancy (ICAEW) Qualification.

Quitterie de Pelleport

Ms. Quitterie de Pelleport was Group General Counsel and Head of Legal and Compliance at Solvay S.A. as of January 2017. She holds a postgraduate degree in Corporate and Tax Law (D.E.S.S.) from the University of Paris XI Sceaux. She began her career in Paris in 2000 with the law firm Rogers & Wells and then joined DLA Piper in 2004. In 2008, she joined Rhodia’s legal department as Corporate Counsel in charge of Mergers & Acquisitions. In 2010, she moved to Rhodia’s Asia headquarters in Shanghai to take the position of General Counsel Asia Pacific. In 2014, she moved to Solvay’s headquarters in Brussels as Associate General Counsel, in charge of Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance, and was then appointed in 2016 General Counsel in charge of GBU Operations, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance.

Nicolas Cudre-Mauroux

Mr. Nicolas Cudre-Mauroux has served as Group General Manager Research & Innovation at Solvay S.A. since September 7, 2015. He joins Solvay from DuPont where he began his international career in 1988 as a researcher in the United States. Subsequent positions he held at DuPont included that of EMEA Regional Business Director for the Advanced Fibers and Nonwovens businesses. In 2011 he joined the DuPont-Danisco integration team and, in 2012, moved to Denmark to become the Technology & Innovation Director for the Food Ingredient business formed following this acquisition. He holds a MS and a PhD in Materials Science from the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Jean-Marie Solvay

Mr. Jean-Marie Solvay has been Director of Solvay S.A. since 1991. He is also Member of the Innovation Board of the Company and since 2018 he has been Nominating and Compensation Committee. He was first appointed in 1991. He followed the Advanced Management Program at Insead. He is Chief Executive Officer of Albrecht RE Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG and Chairman of the Board of the International Solvay Institutes.

Vincent De Cuyper

Mr. Vincent De Cuyper has served as Member of the Executive Committee of Solvay S.A. since 2012. He was Member of the Executive Committee, Group General Manager of Chemicals Sector of the Company from May 1, 2006 until 2012. He began his career at Solvay in 1987 and held various positions in production and project management when sent on international assignments in France, Thailand and Argentina. In 1999, he was appointed Manager of the Vinythai plant in Map Ta Put in Thailand and, subsequently, Managing Director of Vinythai PCL. Mr. Vincent De Cuyper has a Chemical Engineering degree from Universite catholique de Louvain, a Master in Industrial Management from the same university and an AMP from Harvard University.

Michel Defourny

Mr. Michel Defourny has been Group Corporate Secretary of Solvay S.A. since June 2010. He joined the Solvay Group end 1987 and occupied since this date different positions at the Financial Central Direction, as well as in Chemical sector and Plastic sector (Finance Manager). Since November 2001, he has been assuming the function of Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. Mr. Michel Defourny is a qualified Commercial engineer (ICHEC). He is Secretary of the Finance Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Nominations Committee at the Company.

Bernard de Laguiche

Mr. Bernard de Laguiche has been Director of Solvay S.A. since September 30, 2013. On May 13, 2014, he was appointed Member of the Audit Committee and Member of the Finance Committee of the Company. He served as Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Director from March 1, 2006 until September 30, 2013. He was first appointed at the Ordinary Shareholders Meeting of June 2, 2005, effective March 1, 2006. He joined the Company in 1987 and has held a number of positions of responsibility in Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Until the end of 2005, he was Managing Director of Solvay Solexis in Milan. He is Managing Director of Solvac SA and Chairman of the Board of Peroxidos do Brasil Ltda, Curitiba. Mr. de Laguiche holds Master of Arts in Economics from the Universitaet St. Gallen (University of St Gallen) and MBA from Universidad de Sao Paulo.

Charles Casimir-Lambert

Mr. Charles Casimir-Lambert has served as Independent Director of Solvay S.A. since May 8, 2007. He has been Member of the Audit Committee of the Company since July 26, 2007. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School (New York)/London Business School (London), and a Master degree in Economics, Management and Finance from Universitaet St. Gallen, Switzerland. Mr. Casimir-Lambert currently supervises his family's global interests.

Herve Coppens d'Eeckenbrugge

Mr. Herve Coppens d'Eeckenbrugge has served as Independent Director of Solvay S.A. since 2010. He was Non-Independent Director of the Company between May 12, 2009 and 2010. He is also Member of the Company's Audit and Finance Committees. Until June 30, 2013, he serves as Group Director Petercam Sa, Director of Vital Renewable Energy Company LLC. He was also Independent Director at VISONARITY AG until April 2018. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Law from Universite catholique de Louvain. He also holds a diploma in Economics and Business from ICHEC Brussels Management School.

Yves-Thibault de Silguy

Mr. Yves-Thibault de Silguy has served as Independent Director of Solvay S.A. since May 11, 2010. He is also Chairman of the Company's Nomination Committee, as well as Member of the Company's Finance Committee. He has been also Member of the Compensation Committee of the Company since May 11, 2010. He is Vice Chairman and Lead Director of the VINCI group, Chairman of LVMH, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sofisport (France), Director of VTB bank (Moscow), and Chairman of YTSeuropaconsultants. He holds a Master of Arts in Law from Universite de Rennes, graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, and Ecole Nationale d’Administration,

Francoise de Viron

Mrs. Francoise de Viron has held the position of Independent Director of Solvay S.A. since 2013. She has been a Member of the Company's Compensation and Nomination Committees since 2013. She serves as Professor in the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences and Louvain School of Management (UCL), as well has been an Academic Member of the Center of Research Entrepreneurial Change and Innovative Strategies, of Interdisciplinary Group of Research in Socialization, Education and Training, of the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Adult Education at UCL. She is Chairman and Director AISBL EUCEN – European Universities Continuing Education network. Mrs. Francoise de Viron holds a Doctorate of Science and a Master in Sociology, both from Catholic Louvain University.

Evelyn Diego du Monceau de Bergendal

Mrs. Evelyn Diego du Monceau de Bergendal has held the position of Independent Director of Solvay S.A. since May 2010. She has been a Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company since May 2010, and is a Member of the Compensation Committee of the Company. She is Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee of UCB SA, Member of the Board of Directors of La Financiere de Tubize SA, Member of the Commission Corporate Governance. She holds a Master of Arts in Applied Economics from Universite catholique de Louvain (1972).

Agnes Lemarchand-Poirier

Ms. Agnes Lemarchand-Poirier has held the position of Independent Director at Solvay SA, since 2017. Since May 2018 she has been Member of company's Audit Committee. She is former Chief Executive officer of Lafarge Chaux, former Executive Chairman of Steetley Dolomite (UK), and a Director of Saint Gobain and BioMerieux. She holds an Engineering degree from the Ecole Chimie Tech and MIT (France), as well as an MBA of INSEAD (France). She serves as Independent Director of BioMerieux and Compagnie Saint-Gobain.

Gilles Michel

Mr. Gilles Michel has held the position of Independent Director of Solvay S.A. since 2014. Since May 13, 2014, he has been Member of the Company's Finance Committee and since March 2018 he has been also Member of company's Nominating and Compensation Committee. He is former CEO of Ceramics & Plastics, Saint-Gobain, France, former Member of the Management Board, PSA, France, former CEO of Fonds strategique d’Investissement (FSI), France. He served also as Chairman & CEO, Imerys, France and he was appointed Independent Director of IBL. Mr. Gilles Michel graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration de l'Economie (ENSAE), and from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Amparo Moraleda Martinez

Mrs. Amparo Moraleda Martinez has held the position of Independent Director at Solvay S.A. since 2013. She is Member of the Company's Compensation and Nomination Committee. She is former General Manager for IBM Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel and Turkey and former Chief Operating Officer, International Division (Spain) and Acting CEO, Scottish Power (UK) of Iberdrola. She serves as Member of the Boards of the following listed companies: Airbus Group, Faurecia (France), Caixabank (Spain), Member of the Consejo rector of Consejo Superior of Investigaciones Cientificas, Member of the Academy of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economics and Financial sciences. Mrs. Amparo Moraleda Martinez holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI - ICADE, as well as an MBA degree from Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE).

Marjan Oudeman

Mrs. Marjan J. Oudeman has held the position of Independent Director of Solvay S.A. since May 12, 2015. She has been Member of the Audit Committee of the Company since May 12, 2015. She is Member of the Supervisory Board of SHV Holdings N.V., the Netherlands, Chairman of the Board of Ronald McDonald Children’s Fund and Member of the Supervisory Board of the Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands. She holds a Law degree from State University of Groningen. She completed Summer Program American Law at Columbia University (NY), USA, University of Amsterdam and University of Leiden. Moreover, she holds a Masters degree in Economics and Business Administration from Simon E. Business School, University of Rochester, New York, USA and from Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.

Rosemary Thorne

Mrs. Rosemary P. Thorne has held the position of Independent Director of Solvay S.A. since 2014. Since May 2018 she has been Chairperson for the Audit Company of which she has been Member since May 13, 2014. She is Fellow of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants FCMA and CGMA, Fellow Association of Corporate Treasurers FCT. She is Former Chief Financial Officer for J. Sainsbury, Bradford & Bingley and Ladbrokes and was Member of the Board and Chair of Audit Committee of Santander UK (until end June 2015) and Smurfit Kappa Group (Ireland). She was First Global Trust Bank (UK), until October 19, 2016. She holds a Honours Degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Warwick. She is Board Member and Chairwoman of the Audit Committee at Merrill Lynch International (UK).