People: Air Liquide SA (AIRP.PA)
9 Dec 2013
Mr. Pierre Dufour has served as Senior Executive Vice President, Member of General Management Team and Executive Committees, Director of Air Liquide SA since May 9, 2012. He also supervises Americas, Africa-Middle East and Asia-Pacific zones, all the Industrial World Business Lines, Engineering and Construction as well as Research and Security. Previously, he was Senior Executive Vice President and Member of General Management and Executive Committee of the Company from January 1, 2010, the function he held after being Senior Executive Vice President, Member of General Management Team and of Executive Committee, President and CEO of American Air Liquide Holdings Inc. from November 27, 2007. Between 2002 and November 27, 2007, he was Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Prior to this, he served as Group Industrial Director and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company from 2000 to 2002. He joined Air Liquide SA in 1997, as Vice-President Worldwide Engineering. In 1998, he was appointed Group Industrial Director, overseeing the technical aspects of operations and maintenance for the Group worldwide. Mr. Dufour also served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of American Air Liquide Holdings Inc. in Houston, Texas, a position he held from July 2000 to September 2009. He is also Chairman of the Board of Air Liquide Middle East and Director of Air Liquide Arabia. Prior to joining the Air Liquide Group, he was Executive Vice-president of SNC-LAVALIN, Inc.; he held the position from 1991 to 1997. He began his career with SNC-LAVALIN, Inc. in 1976. He currently holds a number of positions, including Director of Archer Daniels Midland Company. He holds a Science degree in Civil Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and completed an advanced Management program at Harvard Business School. He is Doctor Honoris Causa from University of Montreal.
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