Having served at the industrial gas giant for more than 30-years, Lamba has held various leadership roles and is currently the company’s Chief Operating Officer, a role he has held since October 2020.
Within this role Lamba is responsible for the regional operating segments of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA, as well as Linde Engineering, Lincare, and certain global functions, initiatives and businesses.
“I am truly honoured to lead this outstanding company into the future,” Lamba said.
“Linde is exceptionally well-positioned to capitalise on profitable growth opportunities in several end markets, including electronics, healthcare and clean energy.”
“I look forward to working with the talented Linde team to continue driving out high-performance culture and create sustainable value for Linde shareholders.”
As of 1st March (2022), Steve Angel, Linde’s current CEO, will become Chairman to succeed Wolfgang Reitzle who will retire after nearly 20 years with the company.
Angel was named CEO of Linde plc in 2018 and successful led the merge of Linde AG and Praxair into the world’s largest global industrial gases and engineering company.
Prior to joining Linde, Angel served as Chairman, President and CEO of Praxair.
“It has been a privilege to lead Linde to become the best performing industrial gases and engineering company in the world,” Angel said.
“As Chairman, I look forward to working with Sanjiv as we further strengthen Linde’s reputation for excellence.”
“I am confident that under Sanjiv’s leadership, Linde will maintain our high-performance culture, aggressively implement our new sustainability goals and leverage the many growth opportunities we have in front of us to create significant shareholder value.”
In December last year (2020), Lamba was the official Opening Keynote for gasworld’s first ever Virtual Event in December last year, when he said, “Beyond the pandemic and into the future, digitisation is going to play our role in every aspect of our business. That’s not going to happen tomorrow, that already started happening yesterday. The pace at which we, and our businesses adapt and adopt, is going to determine how quickly and successfully we manage this transition.”
“This holds true for every enterprise, large or small, so that’s an interesting conversation that you should be having in your business, about how does digitisation impact your business, your entry to the market, your interface to the customer, your back-end distribution and supply chain?”
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