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Air Products and Chemicals Inc (APD.N)

APD.N on New York Stock Exchange

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13 Dec 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Seifollah Ghasemi

74 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Crocco

54 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Sean Major

54 2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Samir Serhan

57 2016 Executive Vice President

Chadwick Deaton

66 2018 Lead Independent Director

Susan Carter

60 2011 Independent Director

Charles Cogut

72 2015 Independent Director

Hing-Yuen Ho

59 2013 Independent Director

Margaret McGlynn

59 2005 Independent Director

Edward Monser

68 2013 Independent Director

Matthew Paull

67 2013 Independent Director

Simon Moore

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Seifollah Ghasemi

Mr. Seifollah Ghasemi is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President of the Company. Prior to joining Air Products, from 2001 to 2014, Mr. Ghasemi served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., a global leader in inorganic specialty chemicals and advanced materials that was acquired by Albemarle Corporation in January 2015. From 1997 to 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. He is a former director of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. and EnerSys. Mr. Ghasemi also serves as non-executive chairman of Versum Materials, Inc. Mr. Ghasemi earned his undergraduate degree from Abadan Institute of Technology and holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Mr. Ghasemi also was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Lafayette College.

Michael Crocco

Mr. Michael Scott Crocco is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company., since 2016. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2013; and Vice President and Corporate Controller in 2008).

Sean Major

Mr. Sean D. Major is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the company. Previously, Previously, Mr. Major served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Joy Global Inc. since 2007. From 1998 until joining Joy Global Inc. in 2007, Mr. Major was employed by Johnson Controls, Inc., serving in roles of increasing legal responsibility, including Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary.

Samir Serhan

Mr. Samir Serhan is Executive Vice President of the Company. Previously, Dr. Serhan served as President, Global HyCO, since 2014 for Praxair Inc. From 2000-2014, he worked in leadership positions in the U.S. and Germany for The Linde Group, including Managing Director of Linde Engineering from 2008-2014.

Chadwick Deaton

Mr. Chadwick C. Deaton is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Deaton is the retired Chairman of Baker Hughes, Inc., an oilfield services and products provider with operations in over 90 countries. He joined Baker Hughes in 2004 and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer through 2011. He became Executive Chairman in January 2012 and retired from that position in April 2013. Previously, Mr. Deaton was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hanover Compressor Company (now Exterran Holdings, Inc.) and Senior Advisor and Executive Vice President of Schlumberger Oilfield Services. Mr. Deaton is a director of CARBO Ceramics, Inc., Marathon Oil Corporation and Transocean Ltd. He is also a former director of Hanover Compression Company and Baker Hughes. He is a director of Houston Achievement Place and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ and the Governor of Wyoming’s Engineering Task Force for the University of Wyoming. He also serves as a director for the University of Wyoming Foundation. Mr. Deaton earned a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Wyoming.

Susan Carter

Ms. Susan K. Carter, CPA, is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Carter is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ingersoll-Rand Public Limited Company, a diversified industrial company. She joined Ingersoll-Rand in September 2013. Prior to joining Ingersoll-Rand, Ms. Carter served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of KBR, Inc. from 2009 to 2013, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lennox International Inc. from 2004 to 2009 and as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Cummins, Inc. from 2002 to 2004. She also has held senior financial and accounting roles at Honeywell International Inc., DeKalb Corporation and Crane Co. Ms. Carter received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Indiana University and received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Charles Cogut

Mr. Charles I. Cogut is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cogut is a retired partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (“STB”). Mr. Cogut joined the New York-based law firm in 1973 and served as partner in STB from 1980 to 2012 and as a Senior Mergers and Acquisitions Counsel at STB from 2013 to 2016. For many years he was a leading member of STB’s merger and acquisitions and private equity practices. He specialized in domestic, international and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, the representation of special committees of boards of directors and buyouts and other transactions involving private equity firms. In addition, he regularly advised boards of directors with respect to corporate governance matters and fiduciary responsibilities. From 1990 to 1993, he served as senior resident partner in the firm’s London office. Mr. Cogut received his J.D. in 1973 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School after graduating summa cum laude from Lehigh University in 1969. He is a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Co-Chair of the Board of Advisors of the University’s Institute for Law and Economics. He also is a director of The Williams Companies, Inc. and a Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Executive Committee of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He was formerly a director of Patheon N.V.

Hing-Yuen Ho

Mr. Hing-Yuen Ho is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. David H. Y. Ho is Chairman and Founder of Kiina Investment Ltd., a venture capital firm that invests in start-up companies in the technology, media and telecommunications industries. Mr. Ho previously served as Chairman of Greater China for Nokia Siemens Networks, President of Greater China for Nokia Corporation and Senior Vice President of the Nokia Networks Business Group. He has also held senior leadership roles with Nortel Networks and Motorola in China and Canada. Mr. Ho currently serves in the United States as a member of the board of nVent Electric plc and Qorvo, Inc. and in China as a member of the board of two state-owned enterprises: China COSCO Shipping Corporation and China Mobile Communications Corporation. Mr. Ho served as a director of Pentair plc prior to the separation of its electrical business now held by nVent Electric plc, a director of Triquent Semiconductor, Inc. prior to its merger with R. F. Micro Devices to form Qorvo, Inc. and as a director of China Ocean Shipping Company prior to its merger with China Shipping Group. Mr. Ho also previously served as a director of Dong Fang Electric Corporation and Owens Illinois, Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Master’s degree in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Margaret McGlynn

Ms. Margaret G. McGlynn is Independent Director of the Company. McGlynn is the retired President of the Global Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of Merck & Co., a global pharmaceutical company, where she worked for 26 years until her retirement in 2009. Following retirement, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, a global not-for-profit, public-private partnership working to accelerate the development of vaccines to prevent HIV infection and AIDS. She joined its board in 2010 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2011 until her retirement in 2015. As President, Global Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of Merck & Co., Inc., from 2006 until her retirement in 2009, she was responsible for a portfolio of more than $7 billion in global sales. She led the introduction of several new vaccine products and anti-infective therapies, expanded Merck’s vaccine and infectious disease business globally and launched several initiatives to provide access to its vaccines and HIV therapies in the developing world. She also led several other divisions, including U.S. Human Health and Hospital and Specialty Products and Global Marketing. Ms. McGlynn is a director of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. and Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She formerly served as a director of Quidel Diagnostics. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and a Master’s of Business Administration in Marketing from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Edward Monser

Mr. Edward L. Monser is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Monser recently retired as the President of Emerson Electric Co., a global industrial controls products company. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Monser had more than 30 years of experience in senior operational positions at Emerson and played key roles in globalizing the company, having held increasingly senior positions at the company, including Chief Operating Officer (2001 to 2015), President of its Rosemount Inc. subsidiary (1996 to 2001) and various operations, new product development, engineering and technology positions. Mr. Monser currently serves as a director of Vertiv, a private company that provides equipment and services for datacenters, and has been appointed as a director of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., effective December 17, 2018. He is Vice Chairman of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, a member of the Economic Development Board for China’s Guangdong Province and a former director and Vice Chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University.

Matthew Paull

Mr. Matthew H. Paull is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Paull was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of McDonald’s Corporation from 2001 until he retired from that position in 2008. Prior to joining McDonald’s in 1993, he was a partner at Ernst & Young where he managed a variety of financial practices during his 18-year career and consulted with many leading multinational corporations. Mr. Paull currently serves as a director of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. He was formerly a director of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation and WMS Industries Inc. and the lead director of Best Buy Co. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. He also served as an advisory council member for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Simon Moore

Mr. Simon Moore is an IR Contact Officer of the Company.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Seifollah Ghasemi

13,941,500

Michael Crocco

3,940,570

Sean Major

2,270,570

Samir Serhan

3,126,990

Chadwick Deaton

290,162

Susan Carter

250,162

Charles Cogut

262,417

Hing-Yuen Ho

250,162

Margaret McGlynn

260,162

Edward Monser

280,162

Matthew Paull

288,903

Simon Moore

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As Of  30 Sep 2018