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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


A graduate of École polytechnique, Montréal University, Stanford University (California) and Harvard University (Massachusetts), Pierre Dufour began his career in 1976 at Lavalin Inc. (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 joined Air Liquide in 1997 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 and joined Air Liquide Group’s Executive Committee. He was appointed Senior Executive Vice President in 2007 and appointed to the Board of Directors in 2012. In charge of the Frankfurt hub since inception in 2014, he is also responsible for the World Business Line Large Industries as well as Engineering & Construction, plus the Asia Pacific region. Since 2016, he is also Chairman of Airgas, Inc. Pierre Dufour has decided to claim his pension entitlement and left his executive positions within the Air Liquide Group by the end of 2017. Pierre Dufour will continue to be a Director of L’ Air Liquide S.A.

Positions and activities

Functions within the Air Liquide Group

  • Director: L’Air Liquide S.A.* (Chairman of the Environment and Society Committee since May 2017)

Positions or activities outside the Air Liquide Group

  • Director: Archer Daniels Midland Company* (member of the Audit Committee and Sustainability / Corporate Responsibility Committee)

(*) Listed companies are indicated by an asterisk.