STEM Alliance - Scientix Webinar with EPCA: “Petrochemical: An Industry Where You Can Make an Impact”

Date & time: Monday, 16 November 2020 at 10:00 CEST (Central European Time)

Jointly organised by the STEM Alliance, Scientix and EPCA, this webinar was held online on Monday, 16 November 2020.


Two representatives of petrochemical manufactures presented how STEM-trained professionals can concretely transform the petrochemical industry to meet its future challenges. They retraced their careers, identifying the unique opportunities that this industry offered them.


Loraine Phillips

Loraine Phillips,
Global Chemical Cyber Business Response, Project Executive, Global Services Company at ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical

Born in London in 1965, Loraine studied Chemistry at Loughborough University and joined ExxonMobil upon graduation in 1987. Since that time she has held 20 different positions in England, USA and Belgium, where she currently lives with her husband, their 2 teenage sons and their beloved Hungarian Vizsla dog.

She has experienced European and Worldwide roles in Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Finance, Technology and Corporate Strategy. She is currently the Global Cyber Security Executive, responsible for leading the team driving resiliency to the increasing risks. Her passion is to fully enable talent potential through Inclusion and Diversity, key to the innovation that is essential to meet society needs for today and for our future.


Serge Renaldi

Serge Renaldi,
Senior Account Manager at DOW France

Serge Renaldi is the Senior Account Manager at Dow France based in Paris. With Corporate Account leadership role, he has served in several commercial and business development roles since 1995 particularly in Dow Industrial Solutions, as business development leader in France, global account leader in Polyurethanes, and Director of SAFECHEM FRANCE.

Serge is holding a Chemical Engineer (MSc) diploma from the Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minerale and a master in process engineering from the Technology University of Compiegne.





STEM Alliance

The STEM Alliance brings together Industries, European Ministries of Education and education stakeholders to promote STEM (Science [Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology], Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and careers to young Europeans and address anticipated future skills gaps within the European Union.

The online live events within the STEM Careers and Skills of the Future Series aim to promote STEM careers with role models. Representatives from companies, partners of the STEM Alliance, are invited to speak to teachers, career counsellors and students about possible careers in their field and share their professional experience.

STEM Alliance partners



In collaboration with with the European Petrochemical Association

Based in Brussels, The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) is the primary European Business Network for the global petrochemical business community consisting of chemical producers, their suppliers, customers and service providers. It operates for and through more than 700-member companies from 54 different countries. EPCA organises conferences and events in Europe offering members all over the world the opportunity to meet industry leaders and selected external stakeholders and stay abreast of international market developments as well as technological and societal trends. EPCA also supports members on specific topics that underpin the sustainable development of the global petrochemical industry. EPCA promotes STEM education, with a clear focus on gender and diversity inclusion. EPCA also highlight the multidisciplinary approach and the variety of challenging career paths that the petrochemical industry offers.

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