Anne Chloe Devic has a Master’s degree in Chemistry and Chemical engineering with a specialisation in Polymers from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie in Montpellier, France. Since 2020 , she is Senior Innovation Manager in the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) in Brussels , responsible for Innovation policies and funding opportunities . She also coordinates the area of advanced materials and 17 SusChem’s National Technology Platforms for the European platform (Sustainable Chemistry) : SusChem is driving the Research and Innovation agenda in the context of the Green Deal for the Chemical sector in collaboration with academia and RTOs .
She started her career at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in various positions: first in the UK working as a research engineer in acrylic composites, then in ICI France as a pilot plant manager on a production site of surfactants and later as a deputy site manager looking after quality, safety and process on a production site of PMMA cast sheets . In 1997 she took the position of team leader of scale-up activities for the Polyurethane business of ICI, based in Brussels ( which then became Huntsman). She then joined the Repsol group in 2002 in the technology center of Madrid where she worked as a senior technology advisor in Research & Innovation in materials (polyurethanes and polyolefins ) . Finally she left the Repsol group to re-join Cefic in 2020 ( following a 3 years secondment from Repsol to Cefic between 2016 and 2019 ).