Benoit Fritz earned a Diplome d'etudes approfondies (DEA) and a License/Maîtrise in organic and bio-organic chemistry from P&M CURIE, Paris VI University. In June 1997, he also conducted a DEA research at Ecole Normale Superieure Paris. He began his career at Safic-Alcan as a technical sales representative and then as an ethylene elastomers champion in France, Spain and Portugal. He worked at DuPont-Dow Elastomers and later at Dow Wire & Cable as Market Manager for EMEA and then as Commercial Director responsible for the Sales organisation in EMEA and India. Benoit joined Azelis as Principal Development Director in 2010 and moved into the role of Group Vice President Industrial in April 2013, retaining responsibility for the Chemical Industries business area. He now leads our business in France and Africa as Regional Managing Director and is Market Segment Director for Rubber & Plastic Additives.