After working for 10 years with Danone, François Abrial joined the Group in 1996.
In 2017, he was appointed Executive Vice President of the Shanghai Hub, supervising Asia Pacific.
When he joined Air Liquide, he served as Managing Director of a subsidiary in France (Carboxyque) and then as Group Deputy Human Resources Director.
From 2004 to 2007, he supervised the Medical Gases and Medical Equipment businesses before taking on responsibility for the Africa and Middle East zone for several years.
In 2010, he was appointed Vice President of Human Resources for the Group.
François Abrial has a business degree.
He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2011.