• WPC 2024
  • March 18-22, 2024

Jean-Marc Gilson

Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation

President and CEO

Jean-Marc Gilson is Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation since April 2021.

He joined Dow Corning in 1989. He has demonstrated leadership in the positions of president or chief executive in charge of business operations at various US and European chemical companies. This includes Executive Vice President, Specialty Chemicals Business at Dow Corning. Then he served as CEO at Avantor Performance Materials in 2011, which was selected by New Mountain Capital, a private equity fund, as their first investment in the chemicals sector. After this, at the request of New Mountain Capital, he served as COO at NuSil Technology in 2012. Prior to the current position, he served as CEO of Roquette, headquartered in France.

Sessions With Jean-Marc Gilson

Wednesday, 20 March

  • 11:50am - 12:25pm (CST) / 20/mar/2024 04:50 pm - 20/mar/2024 05:25 pm

    Industry Leaders Fireside chat: Investment strategies in Asia Pacific in the Climate Change Era

    Industry Leaders Fireside chat: Investment strategies in Asia Pacific in the Climate Change Era

    Companies in the energy, refining, and chemicals sectors are reassessing their business models due to the global push for energy and materials transition. One impact on their operating plans is the need for significant capital investments aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) and carbon emissions. Operating companies are challenged with sourcing and balancing the capital requirements necessary to meet the demands of today's growing fuels and chemicals markets, most of which still rely on hydrocarbon sources. Simultaneously, these companies are exploring large-scale pathways in clean energy sources and non-hydrocarbon feedstocks, amidst an uncertain business environment regarding both demand growth and profitability. The energy transition represents a clear opportunity for the chemical industry that provides the essential materials needed to meet sustainability and climate change goals.  Numerous questions remain unanswered, hindering companies' ability to move forward with certainty. Nevertheless, many are forging ahead with strategies and initial investment plans based on current knowledge.

    Moderator: Mark Eramo,Global Head of Fuels, Chemicals & Resource Solutions, S&P Global Commodity Insights


    • Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and CEO, Air Products
    • Jean Marc Gilson, President and CEO, Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation