Nicholas C. Fanandakis


Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Nicholas C. Fanandakis is executive vice president and chief financial officer.  In this role, he also has responsibility for Corporate Plans and has led significant business portfolio changes that have strengthened the company and better positioned it for growth. In the past four years, Mr. Fanandakis has overseen the $7 billion acquisition of Danish food ingredients maker Danisco, the divestiture of DuPont’s $4.9 billion coating business and the company’s announced plans to separate its chemicals businesses.

He joined DuPont in 1979 as an accounting and business analyst in the Petrochemicals Department in Wilm., Del.

Over the next several years, Mr. Fanandakis served in a variety of plant, marketing and product management positions within Petrochemicals, Chemicals and Pigments, and Specialty Chemicals. He also spent about six years in the Fluorochemicals business. In 1993, he was appointed regional manager in Specialty Chemicals. In 1995 he was appointed business manager for Safety and Environmental Management Services. In January 1997 he was appointed to the position of global business and operations manager, Peroxygens.

In October 1999, Mr. Fanandakis was appointed to the position of business director, Industrials, with responsibility for the Industrial Solutions market space, which includes Acrylonitrile, Anchorage Systems, Aniline, Aramid Intermediates, Cyanides, Dimethyl Sulfate, Methylamines, Reactive Metals, Refinery, Secure Environmental Treatment, and DuPont™ Vazo® Free Radical Initiators. He was named vice president and general manager for DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise in September 2003. In February 2007 he was named vice president of Corporate Plans. In January 2008 he was named group vice president of DuPont Applied BioSciences.  He was named to his current position in November 2009.

Mr. Fanandakis was born in Boston, Mass. He obtained BA Accounting and MBA Business Administration degrees from Northeastern University (1979) and Grand Valley State College (1984).


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