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Naji Skaf

Middle East, Egypt and Turkey

Naji Skaf is president, Middle East, Egypt and Turkey, at Air Products. He is responsible for managing and growing the company’s industrial gases operations and partnerships in the Middle East region. 

In 2019, Mr. Skaf also was named chief executive officer of Air Products Qudra, a joint venture between Air Products and Qudra Energy, in which Air Products has a controlling interest.

Prior to joining Air Products in 2017, 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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