de Tillesse, Pierre - from France
Country of meeting: in the year 1986-1990
Doctor of Applied Sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain in 1947. Entered Petrofina in 1948, in the oilseed business, exactly in Palmafina. He then became director of Oléochim, then managing director of this company in 1965. He joined Petrofina as Deputy General Manager, in charge of Petrofina's petrochemicals in 1968, then General Manager of Petrofina in 1971.
He played a key role in the development of the Belgian group's petrochemical branch, as well as in the paint sector. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer and then Vice-Chairman of the Group in 1985: his agreement with Jean-Pierre Amory, Chairman, is highlighted. Member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of Belgian Companies from 1981 to 1990 and of the National Chemical Committee of the Royal Belgian Academies. President of the Federation of Belgian Chemical Industries in 1979-1980. President of the Institute of Cellular Pathology of Professor de Duve (1988-1991). Died June 2006.
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