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Olivier Choulet is the Chief executive officer of the Ecoat company which he created in 2011 as a start-up in biobased and eco-friendly polymers for the Coating industry. He was graduated from CPE-Lyon in 1993 and obtained a MBA in Business at the ESSEC Business School in 2002. He worked then at Rohm and Haas for 8 years as a global marketing manager, then at Dow for 4 years in Europe, USA and Asia in research, production, strategy and business management. He has skills in Materials Science, polyurethane, paint, International Business, and polymers. Ecoat (HQ in Grasse in France) is today a company which helps the Coatings industry to achieve its ecological transition.

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« The chemistry of tomorrow after the ecological transition, make way for new models ! »


Sylvain Caillol is Research Director at CNRS. He graduated engineer from the National Graduate School of Chemistry of Montpellier in 1998 and then received his M. Sc. Degree in Chemistry from the University of Montpellier. He received his PhD degree in 2001 from the University of Bordeaux. Subsequently he joined Rhodia Company where he headed the Polymer Research Department in the Research Center of Paris. In 2007 he joined the CNRS at the Institute Charles Gerhardt of the University of Montpellier where he started a new research topic dedicated to Green Chemistry and Biobased Polymers. He is co-author of more than 250 articles, patents and book chapters. He won the Green Materials Prize in 2018 and 2020 and he entered the World Top Scientist (Stanford) in 2021.

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