Shakeel Kadri earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the Dharmsinh Desai Institute of Technology of Gujarat University in India. Shakeel earned his master’s degree in chemical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA at La Salle University. He joined Air Products in 1978 in their process engineering function. In his current role as Director of Global Process Safety and Risk Management, Shakeel has been instrumental in building their global process safety team, played a key role in raising company’s process safety risk awareness and focus globally, revitalized process safety performance measurement culture in the company and developed a strong industry engagement. Previous to this role, Shakeel served Air Products as global manager, process safety; manager and global leader, process safety; and global quality manager for engineering, manager of process engineering, among other safety and engineering assignments of increasing responsibility. Over the last twelve years, Shakeel has been very actively involved with CCPS activities, with a special focus on risk-based process safety and on developing a process safety culture within companies. In addition to his CCPS activities, Shakeel is a Fellow of both CCPS and AIChE and has served on process safety committees of the American Chemistry Council, the American Petroleum Institute, the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, the Compressed Gas Association, the European Industrial Gases and Association, and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association. He has authored a wide variety of publications, conference papers and a patent. On 17 May 2014, Shakeel was honored by his undergraduate alma mater as the inaugural Pioneer Role Model of the University. On 16 October 2014, Shakeel was named the next Executive Director of CCPS.