Denise Dignam

Denise Dignam

President and Chief Executive Officer

With Chemours since spin, Denise is a proven leader with firsthand significant experience working across multiple areas including commercialization, sales and marketing, strategy, supply chain, and operations.

Denise is focused on strengthening Chemours’ portfolio with high-value and emerging growth opportunities and ensuring the company is operating as efficiently, effectively, and safely as possible.


Q: What made you want to be a chemical engineer?

A: I’ve always had a knack for math and science but didn't know what to do with it. One day, Drexel University hosted a chemical engineering open house, and knowing my love for STEM-related subjects, my Dad suggested, “Hey, I think you would be a great engineer, why don’t you stop by?” The thought of becoming a chemical engineer had never occurred to me, but the thought of figuring out the processes and components that make chemistry tangible was something that has always fascinated me. What I found is I love science, but even more so I love working with people to solve problems.

Q: You mentioned your parents being influential figures in your early career, tell us a little more about that?

A: I grew up in a big family where a strong work ethic was instilled in us from day one. Growing up, I watched my Dad work three to four jobs at a time, while my Mom was working part-time jobs as well and raising us. We were expected to pitch in. As a kid, I worked at our local bakery and for an office cleaning service. My parents led by example and taught us that hard work matters and no one is above getting their hands dirty. 

Q: Why Chemours?

A: I was around when Chemours was spun off as an independent company. I’ve had the unique opportunity to witness a very cool cultural change, which seemed to happen overnight. The transparency, approachability, and values-driven approach our leadership team took from the start to help shape the company was such a natural fit for me and I was very excited to be part of something new. I’m a very direct person and like to address both challenges and opportunities head-on, so I saw this as a unique chance to be part of something great. I watched commitments be followed by actions and progress, and I thought, “okay this is going to work.” To this day I’m proud and humbled to be part of this company.

Q: What’s one thing people might not know about you?

A: I’m incredibly passionate about women’s empowerment and, as part of this, helping to prepare women for success in the workforce. Over my career, I have been amazed to see how many antiquated ideas about the role of women in society persist. My four daughters serve as my inspiration to help change this paradigm. I want them to be educated, informed, and fearless in their ambitions, and to serve as champions for others fighting the same battles.



Denise Dignam is President and CEO of Chemours. With over 35 years in the chemical industry, her experience spans a wide range of roles from engineering, manufacturing, operations leadership, and supply chain to sales, marketing, technical service, and continuous improvement.

Denise previously served as President of Chemours’ Titanium Technologies (TT) business, where she stood up the TT Transformation Plan, delivered significant operational savings in 2023, refocused the portfolio to deliver more customer value, and developed process improvements for better resource utilization across the manufacturing circuit.

Prior to joining TT, she led Chemours’ Advanced Performance Materials (APM) business. Under her leadership, APM achieved record financial performance, accelerated growth initiatives in clean energy and advanced electronics, announced strategic partnerships and initiatives, and reshaped the product portfolio to drive long term growth.

Denise also led Chemours’ restructuring of manufacturing as vice president, Fluoroproducts operations, and served as North American business leader for fluoropolymers and global business leader for Nafion™ and Krytox™ portfolios.

Denise currently serves on the board of directors of the National Mining Association and Kulicke & Soffa. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.