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  • Georges Houtappel
  • SVP Marketing & Business development
  • Solvay Group, Belgium

Georges Houtappel joined the Solvay Group in January 2013 as Global Head of Commercial Excellence, and responsible for the introduction and roll-out of the commercial excellence methodology throughout all Global Business Units, contributing to a significant part of the Group's REBITDA objectives. Since January 2016 he joined the largest business unit, Specialty Polymers, to lead the global Marketing and Business Development teams. Georges started his career working 7 years as project manager with Siemens leading large scale infrastructure projects. After his MBA at INSEAD he joined McKinsey & Company as a management consultant, where he worked for 6,5 years as a senior manager focusing on commercial transformation projects, a.o. in chemicals and pharma. Georges holds a Master of Science in Electrical Power Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and an MBA from INSEAD (Singapore & Fontainebleau).