gasworld is delighted to announce Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and CEO of Air Products, as the keynote speaker for its upcoming MENA Industrial Gas Conference in Dubai (UAE) this September.
Ghasemi took over the helm of the Tier One company in 2014 and is one of the most well-known and respected figures within the industrial gas industry. He has driven the US-headquartered, global industrial gas giant to further success with his focus on strategic development, leadership and empowerment.
Titled Partnerships – A Route to Success, the MENA Industrial Gas Conference will celebrate gasworld’s decennial year of global industrial gas conferences. Ghasemi will be presenting on the Supply Scheme Value Proposition as part of a session dedicated to Sourcing/Supply Partnerships.
Partnerships are becoming an increasingly important factor for the gases industry; as markets become increasingly global, product ranges expand and applications develop. Strategically sourcing the right supplies, technology and human capital is paramount.
Such financial and operational acumen is widely acknowledged to be a forté of Ghasemi. Prior to joining Air Products, Ghasemi spent 20 years at the BOC Group, holding positions such as director of the Main Board and president of BOC Gases America. His most recent position had been as chairman and CEO of Rockwood Holdings, a global leader in inorganic specialty chemicals.
With a proven track record of successfully restructuring and transforming companies under his control, Ghasemi joined Air Products in July 2014 as Chairman, President and CEO with the goal to significantly improve efficiencies, profitability and shareholder returns.
Within just three months he had announced and implemented Air Products’ Strategic Five-Point Plan to achieve these aims and focus on the company’s core industrial gases business. The company has been successfully executing ever since; even against a backdrop of various macroeconomic headwinds in recent years, Air Products’ fiscal second quarter 2017 results saw the company report higher adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) growth versus the prior year for the 12th consecutive quarter.
Delegates at the MENA conference will now have the chance to listen to the views of Ghasemi when gasworld welcomes him to the stage as keynote speaker for the event, at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai this September.