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Patricia McCarthy


Patricia McCarthy 
Senior VP and CFO 
Arkema Inc.


Since 2005, Patricia McCarthy is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Arkema Inc. Prior to this position, McCarthy was vice president, Finance & Operations of Pearson Education France, a subsidiary of Pearson PLC, a British company. Pearson is an international media entity and Pearson Education is the world’s largest education publishing company.

Prior to her employment at Pearson, Patricia was co-founder and general director of Finance for Simon & Schuster Macmillan, a publishing subsidiary of Viacom, which was acquired by Pearson in 1998.

Patricia has more than 30 years of finance and accounting experience and started her career in public accounting.

She holds an MBA from ESSEC (École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales) in France and a French Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance


About Arkema Group

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 three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, 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 €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in some 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide. 

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