Dominique Debecker of Solvay Joins WHC Board of Directors

BETHESDA, MD, October 24, 2023 – WHC (Wildlife Habitat Council) announces the appointment of Dominique Debecker to the WHC Board of Directors. Dominique serves as Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer at Solvay, where he has more than 30 years of experience at the company in roles involving business development and sustainability. In his current position, Dominique leads Solvay’s sustainability efforts and ensures that sustainability is embedded in the company’s key business decisions.

Multinational chemical company Solvay became a WHC member in 2021, complementing the company’s One Planet ambition of meeting ten sustainability-related targets by 2030. Solvay’s Paulínia site in São Paulo, Brazil, is the first chemical site in Brazil to earn WHC Certification at the gold level, a standard that recognizes excellence in the program’s forest and wetlands restoration efforts as well as community engagement and educational opportunities. WHC has supported Solvay’s internal efforts to involve employees in corporate conservation projects by developing resources that guide the implementation of various nature projects across Solvay sites.

“It’s an honor to join WHC’s Board of Directors,” says Dominique, “and to be a part of the integral work WHC is doing across industries to support companies on their nature-positive journey. I am excited for this opportunity to use my expertise in corporate sustainability to support the work of WHC’s members and partners at the intersections of business and biodiversity.”

Says Margaret O’Gorman, President, WHC, “We are pleased to welcome Dominique to the WHC Board. His dual commitments to sustainable practices and business development make him an invaluable addition, and we look forward to working with Dominique to further WHC’s mission of achieving business wins for nature.”

The full WHC Board of Directors is as follows:

Laurie Davies Adams, Director of Programs, Pollinator Partnership

Dominique Debecker, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Solvay

Delf Bintakies, VP Sustainability, Safety, Health & Environment, Bayer

Bill Brady, Independent Consultant

William Cobb, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.

Edan Dionne, Vice President, Environmental, Energy & Chemical Management Programs, IBM

Sunny Elebua, SVP, Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, Exelon

Connie Hergert, Vice President Real Estate, Ontario Power Generation

Andy Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan

Mark Johnston, Strategy Lead, Biodiversity & Nature-based Solutions, BP

Matthew Kolesar, Chief Environmental Scientist, ExxonMobil

Alan Kreisberg, Independent Consultant

Chris May, Senior Vice President of Safety, Health and Environment, CRH

Chris Morgan, Filmmaker and Educator

Margaret O’Gorman, President, WHC

Mark Patterson, Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety Services, USA, BASF

Shawn Patterson, Vice President, Environmental Management & Safety, DTE Energy

Gregory Ronczka, Vice President, Environment & Sustainability, Heidelberg Materials

Bill Sisson, Executive Director, WBCSD North America

Bryan Tindell, Vice President of Disposal Operations Support, WM

Amber Wellman, Chief Sustainability Officer, Chemours

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