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Air Products and Chemicals Inc (APD.N)

APD.N on New York Stock Exchange

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17 Jan 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Seifollah Ghasemi

75 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Crocco

55 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Sean Major

55 2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Samir Serhan

58 2016 Executive Vice President

Chadwick Deaton

67 2018 Lead Independent Director

Susan Carter

61 2011 Independent Director

Charles Cogut

72 2015 Independent Director

Hing-Yuen Ho

60 2013 Independent Director

Margaret McGlynn

60 2005 Independent Director

Edward Monser

69 2013 Independent Director

Matthew Paull

68 2013 Independent Director

Simon Moore

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Seifollah Ghasemi

Mr. Seifollah Ghasemi serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Ghasemi 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 (an industrial gas company that 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 served as non-executive Chairman of Versum Materials, Inc. (“Versum”) until its acquisition by Merck KGaA on October 7, 2019. 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. Mr. Ghasemi brings to the Board strong leadership and extensive management and operating experience, including deep experience in the industrial gases and specialty chemicals industries, and a solid understanding of key end markets for the Company. His prior executive leadership of an international chemical company also provides substantial experience in governance and portfolio management, strategic planning, talent management and international operations. He provides the Board with candid insights into the Company’s industry, operations, management team and strategic opportunities and threats.

Michael Crocco

Mr. Michael Scott Crocco serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (became Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2016; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2013; and Vice President and Corporate Controller in 2008).

Sean Major

Mr. Sean D. Major serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Major served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Joy Global Inc. from 2007 to 2017.

Samir Serhan

Mr. Samir Serhan serves as Executive Vice President of the Company. 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 serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Deaton is the retired Chairman of Baker Hughes Incorporated, 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. and Marathon Oil Corporation and Chairman of Transocean Ltd. He is also a former director of Hanover Compression Company and Baker Hughes. He is a director of Houston Achievement Place, 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 serves as 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. Ms. Carter has significant experience in financial reporting, information technology, accounting, finance and capital management, investor relations and international operations due to her experience as chief financial officer for a series of global publicly held corporations. Her background provides the Board with broad expertise in international financial and operational issues, as well as significant understanding of financial reporting issues.

Charles Cogut

Mr. Charles I. Cogut serves as 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. 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. Mr. Cogut brings to the Board expertise in corporate governance and fiduciary responsibilities of directors. He also has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions and other complex transactions. He has been recognized as one of the leading corporate lawyers in the United States.

Hing-Yuen Ho

Mr. Hing-Yuen Ho serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. 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 as a member of the board of directors of two public companies, nVent Electric plc and Qorvo, Inc. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of two state-owned enterprises in China, China COSCO Shipping Corporation and China Mobile Communications Corporation, and also serves on the board of directors of DBS Bank Hong Kong Limited, the Hong Kong subsidiary of DBS Group Holdings. Mr. Ho previously 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. Mr. Ho has extensive experience establishing and building businesses in China and in international joint venture operations, government relations and Asian operations and marketing. His background brings significant value to the Company as we execute on our Asian strategy. He also has executive leadership experience in the electronics and technology industries, which are key customer segments for the Company.

Margaret McGlynn

Ms. Margaret G. McGlynn serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. 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 of directors in 2010 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2011 until her retirement in 2015. As President of the 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. While at Merck, 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 serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Monser was the President of Emerson Electric Co., a global industrial controls products company, from 2010 until his retirement in 2018. 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, including Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to 2015 and President of its Rosemount Inc. subsidiary from 1996 to 2001, as well as holding 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 Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. He was Vice Chairman of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum and 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 serves as 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, 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

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Seifollah Ghasemi

17,032,000

Michael Crocco

4,761,020

Sean Major

2,454,760

Samir Serhan

6,312,300

Chadwick Deaton

300,140

Susan Carter

250,140

Charles Cogut

263,263

Hing-Yuen Ho

250,140

Margaret McGlynn

260,140

Edward Monser

280,140

Matthew Paull

281,974

Simon Moore

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As Of  30 Sep 2019