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Benoît Potier

Air Liquide


Benoît Potier joined Air Liquide in 1981 as a Research and Development engineer after graduating from CentraleSupélec in Paris.

After serving as a Project Manager in the Engineering and Construction Division, he was made Vice-President of Energy Development in the large Industries business line. In 1993, Benoît Potier became Director of Strategy & Organization and, in 1994, was put in charge of the Chemicals, Metal & Steel, Oil and Energy markets.

He subsequently became an Executive Vice-President of Air Liquide in 1995 with additional responsibilities over the Engineering & Construction Division and the Large Industries operations in Europe.

Benoît Potier was appointed Senior Executive Vice-President in 1997, to the Board of Directors in 2000 and became Chairman of the Management Board in November 2001. In 2006, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L’Air Liquide S.A.

On June 1st, 2022, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of L’Air Liquide S.A.

He has been a Member of the European Round Table for Industry since 2010. In 2014, he was elected Chair of the organisation for a term of 4 years.

Functions within the Air Liquide Group
• Chairman L’Air Liquide S.A., Air Liquide International Corporation (ALIC)
• Director: The Hydrogen Company

Positions or activities outside the Air Liquide Group
• Member of the Supervisory Board: Siemens AG* (member of the Nominating
• Committee)
• Co-chair: Conseil National de l’Hydrogène
• Member of the European Round Table for Industry (ERT), of the H2 Council,
• Member of Paris-Saclay university Strategic Orientation Committee
• Asia Business Council,
• Singapore International Advisory Panel on Energy