Chemical Marketing & Economics has today announced that Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and CEO of Air Products will receive the STEM Leadership Award for Outstanding Global Growth.

The CME STEM Leadership Award™ honours leaders with distinction in harnessing the transformative power of chemistry to advance humanity. Ghasemi will receive his award on 7th December 2021, at the Metropolitan Club, New York.

Ksenia Takhistove, Co-Chair of CME, said, “Mr. Ghasemi’s record of growth has been breath-taking – not only in financial returns, but also in developing an inclusive, winning team and supporting programmes for diverse STEM talent.”

“Under his visionary leadership we have seen exciting new growth strategies in gasification, carbon capture and hydrogen for mobility at Air Products, which accelerates its global expansion. His vision enables the next generation of STEM professionals to participate in the company’s success.”

Ghasemi became Chairman, President and CEO of Air Products in July 2014. In his role, he is focused on setting the strategy and policies of the company, developing leadership, and meeting shareholder commitments.

Commenting on his recognition, Ghasemi, said, “It is an honour to accept this award on behalf of the more than 17,000 Air Products employees in over 50 countries who through their hard work, dedication to safety and commitment, enable the growth of our company and create opportunities for the next generation of STEM professionals.”

“CME initiatives on STEM programmes that attract and encourage students to accelerate sustainable innovation in chemicals, materials and life sciences are essential in solving the challenges facing humanity, including the need for sustainable energy, health care, clean water supply, transportation and the environment.”