Patel Will Present AGILE Award Keynote Lecture

Bhavesh V. (Bob) Patel, Chief Executive Officer of LyondellBasell, will present the Welcome Keynote Address at the 2020 AIChE Spring Meeting and 16th Global Congress on Process Safety.

Patel's talk and the AGILE Award

Patel will set the stage for the conference on Mar. 30 with his talk entitled “Beyond the Horizon: The Factors and Forces Affecting the Global Petrochemical Industry,” in which he will reflect on trends and opportunities pertinent to the world’s chemical engineers in 2020 and beyond. At the conclusion of his talk, Patel will receive AIChE’s Government and Industry Leaders (AGILE) Award, which recognizes the contributions of innovative executives from businesses that employ chemical engineers.

Patel's accomplishments

Patel became CEO of LyondellBasell in 2015, after serving as Executive Vice President for Olefins and Polyolefins – Europe, Asia and International; and previously as Senior Vice President for Olefins and Polyolefins – Americas.

As CEO, Patel has focused on the company’s long-term growth, including the 2018 acquisition of A. Schulman, Inc., which made LyondellBasell the world’s largest manufacturer of compounded materials.

He is a member of the Business Council and the Business Roundtable, and serves on the board of directors of Union Pacific Corp., among numerous advisory roles. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a partnership of global and regional companies working to develop and promote solutions for plastic waste reuse, recovery, and recycling.

Patel earned a BS in chemical engineering from the Ohio State Univ. and an MBA from Temple Univ.

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