In her 20 years of experience, Dr. Ilham Kadri has held a variety of global roles in Business Leadership, Strategic Planning, Sales, Marketing, Product Management, M&A and Research & Development in public and private companies such as Shell Chemicals-Basell, UCB-Cytec, Huntsman, and Rohm Haas-Dow.
She joined the company in January 2013, coming from Dow Chemical, where she held executive leadership roles in the EMEA region. Ilham worked in varieties of market sectors: Plastics, Automotive, Marine, Coatings & Construction, Water Purification. Ilham is a chemical engineer and has a master’s degree in physics and chemistry. She holds a doctorate in Polymers/Reactive Extrusion.
She is committed to mentoring young women and promoting female leadership in the field of science, engineering and business. She created WIN chapters at Dow and Diversey Care and is an executive sponsor of Sealed Air’s corporate WIN. She founded “The Hygieia Network™ in 2014, with other women leaders, targeting to combat illiteracy and building-up a curriculum and job prestige in the cleaning industry.