Air Liquide’s François Abrial was unanimously elected President of the Asia Industrial Gas Association (AIGA) for the term 2018-2020 at the organisation’s recent 51st Board meeting in Shanghai, China.

Francois Abrial

Abrial, who supervises Air Liquide’s activities in Asia Pacific, said, “I am happy to be associated with AIGA and look forward to speeding up the activities that have been already undertaken by the association along with national affiliates that would raise the standard of safety, occupational health and environmental care across Asia in the manufacture, use and handling of industrial gases.”

Abrial is Executive Vice-President, Asia Pacific Hub and has been a Member of the Executive Committee at Air Liquide since 2011.

A new Board was also constituted at the Board meeting on 27th November for the term of office until September 2020.

The full list of board office bearers elected are:

President: Francois Abrial (Air Liquide)

Vice-President: Sanjiv Lamba (Linde)

Secretary: Werner Hickel (Messer China

Treasurer: Norikazu Ishikawa (Taiyo Nippon Sanso

Members: Wilbur Mok (Air Products), John Panikar (Praxair), Makoto Horiguchi (Iwatani)

Ex-Officio: Haris Farooqi (Air Products), Chairman of Technical Committee; Milan Sarkar, Secretary General (AIGA).