Director, Verification Division

Mr. Henry de Croutte

Mr. Henry de Croutte, Director, Verification Division, OPCW Technical Secretariat
Mr. Henry de Croutte, Director, Verification Division, OPCW Technical Secretariat

Mr. Henry de Croutte is Director of the Verification Division of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons since 1 September 2011.  

Before joining the Technical Secretariat, Mr. de Croutte was Energy and Environment Manager of the French Chemical Industry Trade and Employers Association, where he was involved in coordinating relations within chemical industry worldwide and with government representatives, and dealing with specific environmental matters. Mr. de Croutte has a distinguished career in the French chemical industry, where he has been working, inter alia, as research engineer, production engineer and product manager for the chemical company ARKEMA.

Born in 1962, Mr. de Croutte is a graduate of the École Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France.  He holds a PhD in organic chemistry.