On 1 July 2018: Jean-Christophe was appointed Managing Director of ARD and President of Wheatoleo, a subsidiary of ARD founded in 2010.
In 2015: Jean-Christophe joined ARD as Business Development Director. He was also appointed Managing Director of its subsidiary Wheatoleo, which produces bio-based surfactants.
In 2013: Working for the European agency EIT/Climate KIC, promoting sustainable growth while limiting the effects of climate change, Jean-Christophe was appointed Director of Entrepreneurship; he created an accelerator for 30 start-ups and developed innovative projects between major groups, R&D centres, and start-ups.
In 2006: Jean-Christophe founded NOVIALYS, a consultancy firm devoted to innovation and the acceleration of start-ups investing in sustainable growth. He carried out a number of roles for start-ups, managed an SME implementing a recovery plan, and, more generally,
provided consulting services for a ministry, recommending solutions to facilitate the transition from academic research to corporate innovation.
In 2002: Jean-Christophe joined the Canadian petrochemical firm Acetex – a spin-off of Rhône Poulenc – where he worked as Commercial and Marketing Director until it was acquired by the American firm, Celanese.
In 1998: Jean-Christophe headed up the "Specialty chemistry" business unit for Atochem (which became Arkema) in Asia, based out of Japan. He then moved to head office to manage the strategic plan for Asia and development projects.
In 1989: Working for Elf Atochem, after a first position as commercial manager in Lyons, Jean-Christophe managed commercial, marketing, and industrial development for several international regions, from Eastern Europe to China.
Member of the Group's Executive Committee (Comex), Member of the UIC (union of chemical industries) and the IAR competitiveness cluster
Jean-Christophe Duval graduated from Bordeaux's KEDGE Business School