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Cefic General Assembly: Jourquin Elected President; To Build on Progress Made Under Predecessor

8:36 AM MDT | October 6, 2008 | Natasha Alperowicz in Athens

Christian Jourquin, CEO of Solvay, was elected Cefic president during Cefic's General Assembly in Athens on October 4. He was elected for a two-year term. Jourquin, in his acceptance speech, said that the coming years will be crucial for the European chemical industry and that it will need to respond to "unprecedented challenges and opportunities created by climate change and scarce raw materials." He intends to build on the progress made under previous Cefic president, Francois Cornélis, including "the fruitful dialogue...

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