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Thursday, May 5th, 2022

7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Rain or Shine!
Black Tie Optional or Smart Business Attire Suggested!

Franklin's View by


Historic Franklin Square

200 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA  19106
Complimentary Valet Parking,

Street Parking, or Parking Lots in the Vicinity


Anthony O'Donovan, Ph.D.
President & Chief  Executive Officer, Arkema Inc.
Regional Head of Arkema Group in North America

Entertainment by

David Gustafson Music & Sadie Leigh

Merci Beaucoup to Our 2022 Sponsors & Supporters!

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Meet Our Guest of Honor &
Recipient of  the 2022 Global Leadership Award 


President & Chief Executive Officer, Arkema Inc. 
Regional Head of Arkema Group in North America

Anthony O’Donovan is President & Chief Executive Officer of Arkema Inc. He oversees Arkema's activities in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, and is the Regional Head, Arkema Group in North America. Tony is focused on driving strategic growth to achieve the Group’s ambition to become a pure specialty materials player by 2024.

Tony began his career at Arkema in 2013 as Global Supply Chain Director, Fluorochemicals, and most recently served as Regional Group President with responsibility for all Arkema Fluorochemicals business in the Americas.

Before joining Arkema, he held a range of manufacturing, supply chain, and business leadership roles for Degussa Specialty Chemicals in South Africa and FMC in Canada and the United States.

Dr. O'Donovan holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town in South Africa.



Arkema affiliates operating in the U.S. include Arkema Inc., Bostik, Inc.; ArrMaz, and Coatex Inc. They operate 43 sites, including 37 manufacturing facilities, and employ 3,600 people in the U.S. Arkema is a world-class producer of specialty materials including acrylic monomers, adhesives, emulsion systems, fluorochemicals, fluoropolymers, functional additives, hydrogen peroxide, specialty polyamides, and thiochemicals. Arkema Inc., which manages Arkema’s businesses in North America, is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, where the company’s main research and development facilities are located. Bostik, Inc., which manages Bostik’s businesses in North America, is headquartered in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. In the Americas, Arkema Group subsidiaries have a presence in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. To learn more about Arkema Inc., visit:


Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into 3 complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials -Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions- accounting for some 85.5% of Group sales in 2021, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of around €9.5 billion in 2021, and operates in some 55 countries with 20,200 employees worldwide.  Arkema Group's headquarters are northwest of Paris in Colombes, France. For more information, visit:

Previous Fête Honorees

2021    Pascal Vinet, CEO, Airgas & Vice President, Air Liquide Group

2020   Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman & CEO, Saint-Gobain Group
2019    Nicholas Siciliano, Ph.D., CEO, & Benjamin Pascal, MBA, CBO, Co-Founders, Invisible Sentinel, A bioMérieux Company

2018    Heiner Markhoff, Chief Executive Officer, SUEZ - Water Technologies & Solutions

2017    Jérôme Wallut, President, Alstom North America

2016    Hervé Hoppenot, President and Chief Executive Officer, Incyte Corporation

2015    Arnaud Vaissié, Co-founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, International SOS; Chair, CCI France International

2014    Dikembe Mutombo, NBA Legend & Humanitarian

2013    Tom Connelly, Chief Innovation Officer, DuPont

2012    Pierre Brondeau, President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board, FMC Corporation

2011     Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Rhodia S.A. (now Solvay)

2010    Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D., Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Cephalon Inc. (now  Teva)

2009    Raj L. Gupta, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Rohm & Haas Company (now Dow Advanced Materials)

2008    Pierre Dufour, President & Chief Executive Officer, American Air Liquide; Sr. Exec. VP & Director, Air Liquide SA

2007    Jean-François Phelizon, President & Chief Executive Officer, Saint-Gobain Corp.; SVP, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

2006    Stephen K. Green, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc

2005    Jean-François Dehecq, Chairman & CEO, Sanofi-Aventis Group

2004    Bernard Poussot, President, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now Pfizer)

2003    His Excellency Jean-David Levitte, Ambassador of France to the United States

2002    Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Chairman and CEO, SNCF International

2001    Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

2000   Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown, Architects & City Planners

1999    Anne d’Harnoncourt, CEO, & Joseph Rishel, Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art/Rodin Museum
1998    Bruno Bonduelle, Chair & CEO, Groupe Bonduelle; President, Lille/Nord-Pas de Calais Development
1997    Jean-Pierre Garnier, President & COO, SmithKlineBeecham (now GSK)
1996    Jean-Daniel Tordjman, Ambassador at Large for Int’l. Investment, Invest in France Mission
1995    Pierre Salinger, Consultant, Author, Journalist; Press Secretary to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson

1994    Serge Bellanger, President, FACC National & NY Chapter; EVP & General Manager, CIC, NY

1993    Madame Georges Pompidou, First Lady of France; Champion of the Elderly & Handicapped
1992    Jean-Daniel Tordjman, Minister Economic & Commercial Affairs, Embassy of France, Washington, DC
1991     His Excellency Jacques Andréani, Ambassador of France to the United States

1990    Bernard D. Azoulay, Chief Operating Officer, Elf Atochem North America, Inc. (now Arkema)

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