When: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: 
Colton Chapel
Presenter: 
Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Director of Air Products
Price: 
Free

Join students faculty and staff for the President's Entrepreneurship Lecture Series featuring Seifi Ghesemi, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Director of Air Products.

 

Seifi Ghasemi became chairman, president and chief executive officer of Air Products in July 2014. In this role, he is focused on setting the strategy and policies of the company, developing leadership, and meeting shareholder commitments. Mr. Ghasemi also serves as chairman of Versum Materials, Inc., the former Electronic Materials business of Air Products that was spun-off from the company on October 1, 2016.   Prior to joining Air Products, from 2001-2014, Mr. Ghasemi served as chairman and chief executive officer of Rockwood Holdings, a global leader in inorganic specialty chemicals and advanced materials that was acquired by Albemarle Corporation in January 2015. From 1997-2001, he held leadership roles at GKN, a global industrial company, including positions as director of the Main Board of GKN, plc, and chairman and chief executive officer of GKN Sinter Metals, Inc. and Hoeganes Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ghasemi spent nearly 20 years with The BOC Group (the industrial gas company which is now part of Linde AG) in positions including director of the Main Board of BOC Group, plc; president of BOC Gases Americas; and chairman and chief executive officer of BOC Process Plants, Ltd. and Cryostar. 


Mr. Ghasemi earned his undergraduate degree from Abadan Institute of Technology and holds an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. Hee received an honorary degree from Lafayette in 2017.

Sponsored by: 
The President's Office and IDEAL

Contact information

Name: 
Megan Kintzer
Phone: 
610-330-3133
Email: 
kintzerm@lafayette.eduu