Vice President and Managing Director
Industrial Gases‒Middle East, Egypt and Turkey
Naji Skaf became vice president and managing director, Industrial Gases—Middle East, Egypt and Turkey for Air Products in September 2017. In this role, he is responsible for managing and growing Air Products’ industrial gases operations and partnerships in the Middle East region.
Prior to joining Air Products, Mr. Skaf served as partner in the Middle East and North Africa Practice of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., where he was also a member of their global Industrial Practice. From 2011-2016, Skaf served as chief executive officer (CEO) of Gulf Cryo, a regional industrial gases group headquartered in Dubai. His career at Gulf Cryo began in 2005, when he was appointed general manager of Gulf Cryo’s subsidiary, Arabian Gases, before becoming the group’s chief operating officer and then CEO. Prior to joining Gulf Cryo, Naji spent seven years with Air Liquide, where he held various positions in Houston, Paris, and Cairo.
Mr. Skaf earned a BSc from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and an MBA from the University of Houston.
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