Laurent Nataf has a Masters Degree in Engineering from the Engineering School of Industrial Chemistry of Lyon and an MBA from the Sorbonne Graduate Business School in Paris. He began his career with 6 years in R&D and production for PNR, a French based heavy detergents company. In 2003 he became marketing and sales manager for Arnaud, with responsibility for intermediates, custom synthesis, formulation additives and active ingredients. Laurent took on the role of International Business Director, Chemical Industries in 2008, assumed responsibility for Composites in 2010 and then took on overall responsibility for the Azelis Industrial Chemicals business. From 2012 Laurent held the position of Group Chief Operating Officer and in 2016 he was appointed CEO and President Asia Pacific.