“Go After What You REALLY Want.”

Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President & CEO of Air Products is one of the seven industry leaders featured in Gastech Insights’ Diversity & Inclusion in Energy eBook. This book is aimed at those looking to enter and progress within the energy sector. Gastech 2019 includes a Diversity and Inclusion programme, recognizing that the energy industry is changing – for the better.

Advice from Seifi Ghasemi

If you want to be at the forefront of global technology advancements, there are many exciting careers in the energy sector. My advice—and this has held true throughout my career—is to be brutally honest with yourself about what you really want to do. Then, go after it. Hard work, diligence, and discipline will take you the rest of the way.

Five years ago, Air Products set a goal to be the safest and most profitable industrial gas company in the world. I am very proud of our 16,000 employees in over 50 countries who have achieved that goal. And who are working hard every day to maintain our leading position.

Importantly, we expanded our goal to also be the most diverse and inclusive industrial gas company. That is because the only sustainable element of long-term competitive advantage is the degree of commitment and motivation of employees. And you cannot ignite this kind of passion in your employees unless you create an environment where they are excited to work. People want to feel connected to their organization and valued for their thoughts and contributions. In other words, you need an inclusive culture where everyone is empowered to realize his or her true potential.

Air Products produces and supplies industrial gas technologies that help address world energy needs and make people’s lives better. It is hard to imagine a more exciting time to be in our industry. We are part of the innovative process that is helping to solve the world’s energy and environmental challenges.

More from Diversity & Inclusion in Energy

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