Jean-Marc de Royere appointed Chairman of the Air Liquide Foundation
The Board of Directors of the Air Liquide Foundation has appointed Jean-Marc de Royere to serve as the Chairman of the Group’s Foundation effective March 30, 2017, acting on the proposal made by Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of Air Liquide.
In his new role, Jean-Marc de Royere succeeds Benoît Potier, who had served as Chairman of the Foundation since it was founded in 2008. Benoît Potier remains a Director on the Board.
Jean-Marc de Royere, member of the Group’s Executive Committee, supervises International, Governance, and Corporate Social Responsibility. He had served as a Director on the Board of the Air Liquide Foundation since it was founded. Jean-Marc de Royere will support the Foundation as it enters a new phase of its development, enabling to pursue the Foundation’s actions and show new initiatives aimed at growing its contribution to a more sustainable world.
Via its missions, the Air Liquide Foundation illustrates the Group’s desire to fully assume its role of responsible corporation and to sustainably focus its corporate philanthropy on the Environment, Health/Respiration and Local Development. The Air Liquide Foundation has supported 263 projects in 50 countries since 2008, thanks to the involvement of 330 employees who have recommended or supported projects.