Arkema China is headquartered in Shanghai. As the second largest national market for the Group, the Chinese market plays a pivotal role. The predecessor of Arkema has launched business in China since 1984 and its business has continued to grow, adhering to the Group's innovation and sustainable development strategy. In China, Arkema has more than 3000 employees, 10 industrial sites and 2 R&D centers, including the Changshu platform, Arkema’s largest industrial platform worldwide.
Arkema China is committed to promoting business development in China by strengthening its local R&D capabilities, with the aim of providing customers in China and Asia with innovative solutions that meet the market needs of today and tomorrow.
Biography of the Management
Julie Xiaoyu ZHANG
President of Arkema Greater China
Graduated from China Pharmaceutical University, Julie engaged in biochemical research and development at the China Academy of Medical Science before joining Elf Atochem (predecessor of Arkema) in 1994, where she began leading and supporting a number of investment and cooperation projects in China. Over the next 14 years, Julie held various business and management positions at both the headquarters in France and the Asia Pacific region, overseeing various product lines and business units in Asia Pacific.
In 2016, Julie was promoted to the Asia Pacific Group President for the High Performance Polymers Business Unit.
Julie is currently President of Arkema Greater China since 2021. She has extensive experience in the Chinese and international market. Her profound knowledge and exceptional leadership in the specialty materials industry contributed enormously to the growth of Arkema in Greater China and Asia Pacific over the past 20 years.
In March 2023, Julie was appointed as the Vice Chairman of Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM), where she provides experience and expertise on climate change, energy efficiency, carbon reduction, sustainability, and other aspects.