Yann Lissillour becomes CEO of Safic-Alcan

01 April 2022

Martial Lecat and Philippe Combette, who joined Safic-Alcan in June and October 1988 respectively, will cease their functions within the Safic-Alcan Executive Committee on April 1, 2022. At the same time, Philippe Combette, current Chairman, will hand over the presidency of the group to Yann Lissillour.

Under the leadership of Martial Lecat and Philippe Combette, Safic-Alcan, which celebrates its 175th anniversary this year, has become a European leader in the distribution of speciality raw materials for the formulation industry. It has undergone a profound transformation, which began in the 1990s with a broad diversification of its distribution markets and an internationalisation of its activities, both through organic and external growth, making Safic-Alcan the only independent French distributor in its market sector with international coverage.

Martial Lecat will continue to chair the group’s Supervisory Board and Philippe Combette will also remain a member of the Supervisory Board.

The company’s Executive Committee will henceforth be composed of: Yann Lissillour CEO and Head of group M&A; Jean-Michel Guyon Chief Financial Officer; Philippe Cenreaud Managing Director Performance Products; Jose Lora Managing Director Life Sciences; and Juliette Gamez Chief Digital Officer

Yann Lissillour joined Safic-Alcan in 2000 and has held various commercial and managerial positions during his career within the group. He has been in charge of acquisitions since 2016 and was appointed COO last November.

"I am very proud to be taking over the leadership of Safic-Alcan. With my colleagues on the Executive Committee, and the presence of Martial and Philippe on the Supervisory Board, we will continue the exceptional human and entrepreneurial adventure that is Safic-Alcan. I am convinced of the robustness of our model and the unfailing commitment of our teams. Together, we will continue to be a lasting link between all our partners,” stated Yann Lissillour.

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