Sanjiv Lamba: Asia-Pacific building momentum, learning to live with Covid


“We will get back to a pre-Covid recovery, I have no doubt about that and I’m quite optimistic about how Asia-Pacific is performing and moving forward. But the reality also is, we are learning to live with this virus. We are learning to co-exist and survive, and this economic recovery in Asia is a very positive story.”

Those were the words of Linde plc COO-elect, Sanjiv Lamba, as he delivered the official Opening Keynote at the gasworld Virtual Event 2020 earlier this week and reflected not only on a difficult 2020 but also how he sees the future shaping up in 2021 and beyond.

Having begun by taking the opportunity to pay homage to the ‘heroic’ workers in the gases industry that have essentially been on the frontline of the pandemic all year, Lamba turned to the shape of economic recovery across the Asia-Pacific region and what comfort could be drawn from this and the global trends that will underpin the industry going forward.

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