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, Chicago, and an MBA at La Salle University, Philadelphia. Shakeel became the Executive Director of Center of Chemical Process Safety [CCPS] in January 2015.
Previous to this new role, Shakeel was employed for the past 36 years at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. In his most recent role at Air Products, that he held for the last twelve years, Shakeel was Director of Global Process Safety and Risk Management. In this role, he was 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. In this role, Shakeel was 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. 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, operations and engineering assignments of increasing responsibility.
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.