Ian Hudson

Management Advisory Board member

Ian Hudson has extensive experience in the chemical industry.

From 2006 to 2016, Mr. Hudson served as President of DuPont Europe, Middle East & Africa. Prior to that role, he held a number of business management roles in DuPont having joined the firm in 1998 from ICI when DuPont purchased ICI’s Polyester Films business. Mr. Hudson was Business Director Europe for that business and on joining DuPont, he was appointed Regional Director Europe for the combined business.  After spending 5 years in Wilmington, Delaware, as Global Business Director Sorona®/Bio PDO in DuPont’s Bio-based Materials Business, he relocated to Geneva, Switzerland in 2004 when he was named Regional Director – DuPont Advanced Fiber Systems and DuPont Nonwovens. Mr. Hudson’s career in the chemical industry spanned 35 years, during which time he held a number of commercial and business management roles, including assignments in France and in the United States, as well as extensive travel in Asia. Mr. Hudson is the former Chair of the Board of Directors of Carbios and is a Director of Arkema. Mr. Hudson has served as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Association), the board of EuropaBio (European Association of Bio industries), and as a member of the Foundation Board of the International Institute for Management Development (IMD). Mr. Hudson earned his M.A. at Oxford University, where he studied French and German.