Thierry Le Hénaff, born in 1963, holds degrees from École polytechnique and École nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and a Master's degree in Industrial Management from Stanford University in the United States.
He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arkema since 6 March 2006, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arkema France since 18 April 2006. After starting his career with Peat Marwick Consultants, in 1992 he joined Bostik, Total S.A.’s Adhesives Division, where he held a number of operational positions in France and worldwide. In July 2001, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bostik Findley, the new entity resulting from the merger of Total S.A.’s and Elf Atochem’s Adhesives divisions. On 1 January 2003, he joined Atofina’s Executive Committee, where he was in charge of three BUs (Agrochemicals, Fertilizers and Thiochemicals) and three functional divisions.
In 2004, he joined the Executive Committee of the Total Group, and on 6 March 2006 became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arkema. He oversaw Arkema’s stock market listing on 18 May 2006.