PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:
Air Liquide (Paris:AI) announces a reinforcement of the group’s
Executive Committee in order to accelerate the implementation of its
Resolutely customer-centric, this strategy is structured around the
energy and environmental transition challenges, healthcare evolution,
digital transformation; and takes into account the acceleration of
technology development within its activities. With the acquisition of
Airgas in 2016, it also takes into consideration the size increase and
the development of its activities in the US.
In this framework, and in the context of François Darchis,
Innovation and Development Senior Vice President, decision to retire at
the end of an exemplary career, Benoit Potier, Chairman and CEO
of the Group, modifies the composition and responsibilities of the
Executive Committee as follows:
As of September 1, 2019:
Michael Graff, Executive Vice President, supervises the
Americas and Asia Pacific hubs as well as the Electronics World
François Jackow, Executive Vice President, supervises Europe
Industries, Europe Healthcare and Africa/Middle East & India hubs, as
well as the Healthcare World Business Line and the Customer experience
Fabienne Lecorvaisier, Executive Vice President, supervises
Finance, Operations Control and General Secretariat.
Guy Salzgeber, Executive Vice President, supervises the
Industrial Merchant World Business Line as well as the following
functions: Innovation, Digital and IT, Safety, Procurement, Public
Affairs and Sustainable Development. He also supervises the Global
Markets and Technologies activity, including the newly created
Hydrogen Energy Business Line.
Jean-Marc de Royere, Senior Vice President, is in charge of
Inclusive Business and chairs the Air Liquide Foundation.
François Venet, Senior Vice President, is in charge of Strategy
and supervises the Large Industries World Business Line and
Engineering & Construction.
François Abrial, Group Vice President, is in charge of the Asia
Armelle Levieux, Group Vice President, is in charge of Group
- Pascal Vinet, Group Vice President, is CEO of Airgas.
Are appointed to the Executive Committee starting on the same date:
Susan Ellerbusch, in charge of the Large Industries and
Electronics activities in the US.
Matthieu Giard, in charge of the Industrial Merchant World
Business Line, as well as Procurement and the Efficiency programs at
Emilie Mouren-Renouard, in charge of Innovation, Digital & IT,
Intellectual Property as well as Global Markets and Technologies
- Diana Schillag, in charge of Europe Healthcare hub.
Commenting on the composition of the Executive Committee, Benoit
Potier, Air Liquide Chairman and CEO, said: “Our model of
profitable, regular and responsible growth is unique and well
established. So is our development potential. With a reinforced team,
including diverse profiles and complementary skills, Air Liquide will
further accelerate its transformation momentum and develop its ability
to support industrial and societal developments on a global scale.”
Prior to joining Air Liquide, Sue ELLERBUSCH worked at BP in the United
States where she held increasing leadership and responsibility both in
the US and in Europe.
She joined Air Liquide in 2015 as President of Air Liquide Large
Industries US LP. Since June 2017, Sue ELLERBUSCH is Chief Executive
Officer of Air Liquide USA, LLC, leading the ALUSA Cluster, covering the
Large Industries, Electronics businesses and the Hydrogen energy
activity in the United States.
Sue ELLERBUSCH is American. She has graduated in business administration
and genetics from the University of Illinois.
After a first experience in the consulting industry, Matthieu GIARD
joined Air Liquide in 2004 in the Benelux, in the Industrial Merchant
operations. In 2008, he became Industrial Director for the Medical Gases
activity in the United States, before being CEO of the Canadian
From 2014, he supervises the Middle East operations before managing the
Dubaï Hub (Africa, Middle East and India).
In 2018, Matthieu GIARD was appointed Group Vice-President responsible
for the Industrial Merchant World Business Line.
Matthieu GIARD is French. He graduated from the Institut des Sciences
Appliquées in Lyon. After successful completion of the Advanced
Management Program, Matthieu is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.
Emilie MOUREN-RENOUARD joined the Air Liquide Group in 2004 as Business
Developer. She then held various positions in different geographies,
notably in R&D in France and business development for Large Industries
in the United States.
Most recently, she was Vice-President Metal Fabrication, in charge of
the Packaged Gases and Welding Products business for Air Liquide Canada.
Since September 2018, Emilie MOUREN-RENOUARD has led the Air Liquide
Group Digital and IT department.
Emilie MOUREN-RENOUARD is French and graduated from the Ecole
Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris.
Diana SCHILLAG started her career in 1995 at Air Liquide in Germany in
the Industrial Merchant activity, in sales and marketing. From 2000 to
2007, she held several senior positions in France in eBusiness, Human
Resources and Sales Force Effectiveness. She joined the Healthcare
activity in 2007 as General Manager of Home Healthcare in Germany. She
then led Air Liquide’s Healthcare World Business Line. In 2016, she was
appointed CEO Healthcare Europe.
Diana SCHILLAG is German. She graduated from the European Business
A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and
Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 66,000
employees and serves more than 3.6 million customers and patients.
Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life,
matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and
have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in
Air Liquide’s ambition is to be a leader in its industry, deliver long
term performance and contribute to sustainability. The company’s
customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable growth over
the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective
investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by
the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its
people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes
in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its
Air Liquide’s revenue amounted to 21 billion euros in 2018 and its
solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than
40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange
(compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good
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