Richard Roudeix is senior vice president of Olefins and Polyolefins, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India for LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies. The Olefins and Polyolefins segment produces and markets ethylene and its co-products, polyethylene and polypropylene.
Roudeix assumed this position in February 2017, and was previously senior vice president of Olefins and Polyolefins, Europe. Prior to this position, Roudeix served as director of Olefins and Aromatics, Europe. He has also held positions in Europe and the U.S. for LyondellBasell predecessor companies, including serving as vice president of business units for Basell in Germany and vice president of polyethylene in the U.S.
He served in a manufacturing and strategic development capacity for Royal Dutch Shell in France, as polyethylene manager in Belgium for Montell and as product line manager in Germany for Elenac.
Roudeix is an executive board member of CEFIC, Plastics Europe and the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands. He graduated as a civil engineer from Ecole des Mines and completed a post-graduate program at the French Petroleum Institute (Ecole du Petrole et des Moteurs).