Linde’s has today (25th Oct) appointed Joe Kaeser and Alberto Weisser to its Board of Directors, effective 1st November (2021).

Hot on the heels of its CEO and Chairman succession plan, the industrial gas giant said the new additions will strengthen both the Board and benefit the company’s stakeholders.

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As of November, Kaeser will serve on Linde’s Nomination and Governance and the Human Capital Committees and Weisser will serve on the Audit and the Sustainability Committees.

“Linde will benefit from Joe and Alberto’s breadth and depth of experience,” said Wolfgang Reitzle, Chairman of Linde plc.

“I am confident their contributions will strengthen our Board and benefit all our stakeholders.”

Kaeser and Weisser bring a wealth of experience to Linde. Kaeser most recently served as CEO of Siemens AG until his retirement in 2021 and is currently member of the supervisory board of Daimler Truck AG.

Weisser serves as Chairman and CEO of Bunge International from 1999 to 2013 and currently serves of the boards of PepsiCo and Bayer AG.

Kaeser and Weisser’s appointments come as Linde announces the formation of its Sustainability Committee which will be responsible for the company’s strategy and policies related to climate change.

Further to that, the Board has also renamed the Compensation Committee as the Human Capital Committee, reflecting its enhanced oversight of policies, practises and goals related to Linde’s workforce.