Nicolas Cudre-Mauroux serves as Group General Manager Research & Innovation at Solvay S.A. since 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.