Air Products has hired Naji Skaf as its new Vice-President and Managing Director of its Industrial Gases business in the Middle East, Egypt and Turkey.

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Source: Air Products

In this new role, Skaf will be responsible for managing and growing Air Products’ industrial gases operations and strategic partnerships in the region.

He joins Air Products from Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., where he was a partner in their Middle East and North Africa Practice and a member of their global Industrial Practice. Skaf previously served as CEO of Gulf Cryo and led technologies and services for Air Liquide’s Industry and Health business, holding various positions in Houston, Paris and Cairo.

Speaking about the new appointment, Richard Boocock, Air Products’ President of Industrial Gases – Middle East, India, Egypt and Turkey, said, “Naji brings extensive experience in the gases industry, deep understanding of regional needs and requirements and a passion for taking industrial gas projects to another level. I am honoured to have him on my leadership team and look forward to having even more opportunities to provide superior technology, process safety, energy efficiency, reliability and operational excellence for our regional customers.”