Shakeel H. Kadri

Shakeel H. Kadri

Executive Director
Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)

As a renowned process safety leader in the world, Shakeel Kadri became the Executive Director of the Center of Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) in January 2015. CCPS is an Industrial Technology Alliance of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). In more than 4 years in this role at CCPS, Shakeel is passionately driving its mission to minimize significant process safety incidents globally.

Prior to this role, Shakeel spent 36 years at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. In his most recent role there for 12 years as Director of Global Process Safety and Risk Management Shakeel was instrumental in building their global process safety team, raised the company’s process safety risk awareness and focus globally, revitalized process safety performance measurement culture and developed a strong industry engagement. Prior to this role, Shakeel also held leadership positions in Process Engineering, Technology, Operations, Quality and HSE.

He has engaged with the industry and its stakeholders. Shakeel has actively served on process safety committees of the American Chemistry Council, the American Petroleum Institute, the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, the International Council of Chemicals Associations, the Compressed Gas Association, the European Industrial Gases and Association, and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association.

Shakeel has a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Finance. He is a Fellow of AIChE and a Fellow of CCPS.