Annual Student Conference Keynote Address

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:30am-10:45am EDT

Kick off the Annual Student Conference with an exciting keynote speaker. AIChE leaders will also be on hand to review the schedule for the weekend.

We are pleased to announce that this year's keynote speaker is Demetri N. Zervoudis, Senior Vice President, Global PO JVs & PET Sites, Industrial Operations North America, Safety Governance, Covestro LLC.


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Curious, Courageous, Colorful: A Guide to a Rewarding Career

Curious, Courageous and Colorful are the values that guide Covestro’s culture, but Demetri Zervoudis finds that they also double as a guide for personal and professional success.

During his address to students at the AIChE Annual Student Conference, Zervoudis will reflect on how these values have helped shape his own journey—from an aspiring chemical engineer to his current role as a senior executive at one of the world’s largest polymer producers.

As he recounts lessons learned along the way, Zervoudis will look to the future of innovation and share his insights for a rewarding career—one that yields both great opportunity and great responsibility.

Demetri Nicholas Zervoudis

Demetri Zervoudis is senior vice president of global Polyurethane joint ventures (JVs) and Propylene Oxide / Polyether (PET) sites at Covestro LLC. He is also responsible for Procurement for the Americas region, and serves as the health, safety, environment and security officer at Covestro LLC.

Zervoudis joined the company (then part of Bayer) in 1983 as a process research engineer. He held various positions of increasing responsibility within research & development, before moving to Bayer’s Central Engineering group in 1987.

In 1992, he oversaw strategic expansion...Read more

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