Adisseo announces the appointment of Dr HAO Zhigang as Chief Executive Officer to succeed to Jean-Marc Dublanc.

Dr HAO Zhigang, Chairman of Adisseo’s

Dr HAO Zhigang, Chairman of Adisseo’s Board of Directors for more than 5
years, starts to undertake the role of Chief Executive Officer since 1st July
following the leaving of Jean-Marc DUBLANC from his operational duties in

This succession, well anticipated and prepared, ensures a smooth transition to
maintain and strengthen Adisseo’s strategy and organization.

Dr. HAO Zhigang has been with Sinochem/Bluestar for around two decades in a
variety of executive, operational and managerial positions. Having involved in Adisseo
business since 2010, he has intensive cross-cultural communication and
management experience.

Adisseo is organized, from July 1, 2023, as follows:

Dr HAO Zhigang, as Chief Executive Officer of Adisseo, and in addition to his current
Chairman role both at Adisseo and at Bluestar, manages the coordination and
relations with Adisseo’s shareholders, enabling a decision-making process with faster
speed and higher efficiency, which is critical under current macro-enviroment with
great uncertainties and volatilities.

He is also responsible for Adisseo Group strategy and directly supervises Adisseo
executive members including Frédéric JACQUIN, Chief Operating Officer, as well as
other five executive vice presidents responsible for finance, strategy and
sustainability, Research & Innovation, HR and China operations respectively.

Dr. Zhigang Hao

Dr. Zhigang Hao said: “I feel so exciting to embark on this new wonderful journey with
all Adisseo colleagues. The “2-pillar” strategy will remain unchanged with strategic
investments to be pursued, and its internationaalizational DNA be sustained. The
resources will be allocated globally to ensure its well-balanced industrial footprint.
Adisseo will continue to consolidate its leading position in the market and keep
investing in innovation, in people, in CAPEX, in digitalization as well as in external
growth opportunities.”

Frédéric JACQUIN is directly managing global operations and leads the Executive
Committee according to the delegation from the CEO.
Starting from 1st July 2023, Frédéric will also replace Jean-Marc Dublanc as president
of Adisseo France SAS.

The complementary roles and profiles of HAO Zhigang and Frédéric JACQUIN will
enable Adisseo to drive its sustainable growth strategy, leveraging fully all its global

Jean-Marc DUBLANC becomes a non-Executive Board Member of Bluestar Adisseo
Company. In this role, he will support Adisseo’s management and strategy, and will
act as strategic advisor to the Adisseo Group.
The rest of the organization remains unchanged

Source: Adisseo