At the same time, Combette, current president of SAFIC-ALCAN, will hand over the group’s presidency to Yann Lissillour.
Under the impetus of Lecat and Combette, Safic-Alcan, which celebrates its 175th anniversary this year, has become a European leader in the distribution of specialty raw materials for the formulation industry.
It has undergone a transformation, initiated in the 1990s by a wide diversification of its distribution markets and an internationalization of its activities, both through organic and external growth, making Safic-Alcan the only independent French distributor in its market sector. with international coverage.
Lecat will continue to chair the Supervisory Board of the group and Combette will also remain a member of the Supervisory Board.
Lissillour joined Safic-Alcan in 2000 and held various commercial and managerial positions during his career with the group. He has been in charge of acquisitions since 2016 and was appointed COO last November.
“With my colleagues on the Executive Committee, and the presence of Martial and Philippe on the Supervisory Board, we will continue the exceptional human and entrepreneurial adventure that is Safic-Alcan. I am convinced of the robustness of our model and the unfailing commitment of our teams. Together, we will continue to be an enduring bond between all of our partners,” Lissillour said.