Ilham Kadri, PhD


Ilham Kadri, PhD 300Dr. Kadri joined the A. O. Smith Board of Directors in December 2016 and is a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee and the Personnel & Compensation Committee.

Dr. Kadri joined Solvay S.A. and was named chief executive officer in March 2019, and she serves as a member of its board of directors. Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company with operations in more than 60 countries. 

Prior to Solvay, from 2017-2018 Dr. Kadri was president and chief executive officer of Diversey, Inc., a leading provider of cleaning and hygiene products with customers worldwide. She had served from 2013 to 2017 as vice president of Sealed Air Corporation and president of its Diversey Care division prior to Diversey’s spin-off in 2017. Prior to joining Sealed Air Corporation in 2013, Dr. Kadri was with Dow Chemical Company from January 2007 until December 2012, where she was the general manager of the Dow Advanced Materials Division, a specialty materials provider in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, and the commercial director for Dow Water & Process Solutions, a global leader in sustainable separation and purification technology, following its acquisition of Rohm and Haas, where she served as marketing director for the construction, coatings and industrial division. 

Dr. Kadri also serves on the board of L’Oréal S.A. and Catalyst.