Ivalua NOW EMEA - 2023


Fabien Debaud


Cerdato R&D Center Director & Project Director


With a Ph.D. in polymer science, Fabien has worked in the world of innovation of ARKEMA Group, in North America, in Rhone-Alpes, Normandy and now in the Paris area. Fabien has led the Global R&D for Specialty Polyamides Business with flagship products such as RILSAN® and PEBAX®, and one of the sixteen R&D centers of ARKEMA Group, CERDATO, specialized in high performance polymers. With more than 80% of R&D investment dedicated to one of the seventeen sustainable development goals of the United Nations, those R&D activities significantly contribute to the strategy of ARKEMA “innovative materials for a sustainable world”. Differentiated and sustainable solutions are developed in partnerships with customers in the fields of sport, mobility, electronic, 3D printing to name a few. These solutions are based on high performance and lower carbon footprint, coming for instance from biobased materials and recyclability solutions. Lately, Fabien has taken the lead of the project of new Global Headquarters for the group, also based in innovation, to match the ambition of ARKEMA and feed the satisfaction of customers, investors and collaborators.