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Pierre Dufour


Born in 1955 - Canadian nationality

Date of first appointment: 2012
Start of current term: 2016
End of current term: 2020


Pierre Dufour joined Air Liquide in 1997. He has been Senior Executive Vice-President from 2007 until May 3, 2017 (date on which he decided to claim his pension entitlements). He is Director since 2012.

He started his career at Air Liquide as Vice-President of Worldwide Engineering before his promotion to Group Industrial Director in 1998, overseeing the technical aspects of Group operations worldwide. In 2000, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Air Liquide Holdings Inc. in Houston, Texas.

He took charge of the Frankfurt Hub following its inception in 2014. Until 2017, he has also been responsible for the Large Industries business line as well as Engineering & Construction, plus the Asia Pacific region. In 2016, he has been appointed Chairman of Airgas.

Pierre Dufour began his career in 1976 at SNC-Lavalin (now SNC-Lavalin Inc.), a leading engineering contractor in Montreal, Canada. From 1991 to 1997, he was Chief Executive Officer of SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Pierre Dufour’s educational background is in engineering and management.

Positions and activities

Functions within the Air Liquide Group

  • Director: L’Air Liquide S.A.* (Chairman of the Environment and Society Committee), Airgas, Inc.

Positions or activities outside the Air Liquide Group

  • Director: Archer Daniels Midland Company* (member of the Audit Committee and Compensation/Succession Committee)

(*) Listed companies are indicated by an asterisk.