Southern Europe and Maghreb
Ahmed Hababou is vice president, Southern Europe and Maghreb, at Air Products. Based in Barcelona, Spain, he is responsible for driving the strategy and profitability of all business aspects—including on-site plants and merchant bulk, Cryoease® microbulk and packaged gases supply—in Southern Europe, where Carburos Metálicos and Gasin are well recognized and leading brands in the Spanish and Portuguese markets, respectively. He is also responsible for developing the company’s industrial gas business in Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), including on-sites and merchant, and for expanding helium operations in Algeria.
Mr. Hababou joined Air Products in 2002 as operations support manager for European Packaged Gases, based in Brussels, Belgium. From 2005-2008, he served as the general manager for Air Products Middle East, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Mr. Hababou relocated to Barcelona in 2008, where he was accountable for the company’s Packaged Gases supply chain, and in 2013 he returned to Brussels and assumed the role of European Specialty Gas and Helium operations manager. During his career, Mr. Hababou has worked closely on various M&A opportunities and business integration activities, including INDURA, an Air Products subsidiary in Latin America.
Prior to joining Air Products, Mr. Hababou worked in different parts of the world within the industrial gases, and oil and gas industries.
Mr. Hababou holds a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering from the École Centrale de Paris and has completed the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD.
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