- Georges Houtappel
- VP, Global Head of Commercial Excellence
- 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 is leading the transformation of the largest business unit, Specialty Polymers, combined with operational responsibilities as Senior Key Account Manager. Georges started his career working 7 years as project manager with Siemens leading large scale infrastructure projects in France, Netherlands, Belgium and Algeria, including P&L responsibility, contract management, and team leadership. After his MBA at INSEAD he joined McKinsey&Company as a management consultant, where he worked for almost 7 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).