Paolo Barbieri is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Kem One


On April 3, Paolo Barbieri takes over as CEO of Kem One. He brings to the company his international experience in the chemical sector.


The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Paolo Barbieri as Chief Executive Officer of Kem One and as a member of the Board of Directors as of April 3, 2023.

He will succeed Laurent Lenoir who has served as interim CEO since June 15, 2021. Laurent Lenoir will remain Chairman of the Board of Kem One’s indirect parent, Lune Holdings.

Paolo is a seasoned international executive with over 25 years of experience.

In the first part of his career, he held commercial management positions in various entities of DuPont chemical group, and for the last 10 years he has held general management positions in Europe at Corteva Agriscience, an independent company since 2019 following the sale by DowDupont, specialized in seeds and pesticides.

“His in-depth knowledge of the chemical industry, his focus on safety, his strong customer culture and his human qualities make Paolo Barbieri the leader that Kem One needs to accelerate its transformation and reveal its growth potential," said Chairman Laurent Lenoir, on behalf of the entire Board of Directors.

Paolo Barbieri stated, "I would like to thank the Board of Directors for the confidence they have shown in me. I am delighted to be joining Kem One, whose values and strategic orientations echo my own background. As soon as I join, I will work alongside the teams to help Kem One to achieve its bold goals of becoming a resilient, diversified international player and setting the industry standard in the vinyl sector in terms of low carbon emissions."

“Safety, performance, respect for people and environment, and a customer-focused culture are the fundamentals that will guide my work at Kem One,” Paolo added.

An Italian national who is fluent in French, ity, with a perfect command of French language, Paolo Barbieri holds a degree in Business Management from Bocconi University in Milan (Italy) and is a graduate of the IESE Executive Program in Barcelona (Spain).