The talk will provide an overview of CCPS and its journey to achieve its mission of reducing process safety incidents in industry and academia. It will highlight what it means to achieve process safety excellence. It will highlight how best-in-class organizations are driving strong process safety culture and passion by winning “Hearts and Minds”.
The discussion will highlight a Global Process Safety Challenge we have – how to instill process safety in the younger generation – and how AIChE, industry, and academia are working together to address this challenge. It will highlight activities and strategic efforts by CCPS having a positive impact on process safety performance in both industry and academia.
About the Speaker: Shakeel Kadri, Executive Director, Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)
Shakeel Kadri is the Executive Director of Center of Chemical Process Safety [CCPS]. CCPS is an Industrial Technology Alliance of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He came to this role in January 2015. In this role, Shakeel is passionately driving its mission to minimize significant process safety incidents.
Previous to leading CCPS, Shakeel spent 36 years at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. For the previous 12 years at Air Products, 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 a 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.
Shakeel is a Fellow of AIChE and a Fellow of CCPS. He is very 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.