With a longstanding manufacturing background that started 20 years ago with LyondellBasell and predecessor companies, William is an experienced director with a wide range of managerial abilities from managing large size manufacturing sites to leading corporate staff organisation.
Before joining Cefic, William was Staff Director in charge of Global Operational Excellence with LyondellBasell (LBI), leading the manufacturing management processes integration and auditing initiative. Former assignments include various manufacturing management positions as Site Director of one of the LBI manufacturing facilities located in Europoort-The Netherlands (450 employees and permanent contractors), as Member of the Board of Directors of LCNBV (Lyondell Dutch entity), and as Lead Operational Excellence Auditor (Lyondell HQ in Houston, Texas) in charge of the new business operational excellence integration effort.
Earlier career history with LyondellBasell predecessor companies (Arco Chem-Lyondell) includes proven reviews in due diligence, M&A. Former responsibilities also include Site HSE Manager, EPC/start-up and Operation Manager.
William received his degree in mechanical and civil engineering from the Ecole des Mines (Ales-France). He is fluent in French and English.