The Executive Board

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The Executive Board of Linde Group: Thomas Blades, Sanjiv Lamba, Bernd Eulitz, Dr Wolfgang Büchele, Georg Denoke, Dr Christian Bruch (left to right) (Photo)

Thomas Blades – Sanjiv Lamba – Bernd Eulitz – Dr Wolfgang Büchele – Georg Denoke – Dr Christian Bruch [from left to right]

Thomas Blades

Born 1956

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering [Dipl.-Ing.]

Responsible for the Americas segment,
for the Global Governance Centres Deliver,
Healthcare and Operations, and for
the Global Gases Businesses Helium & Rare Gases
Member of the Executive Board since 2012

Sanjiv Lamba

Born 1964

Chartered Accountant
Bachelor of Commerce

Responsible for the Asia/Pacific segment and for the Global Governance Centres Merchant & Packaged Gases [liquefied gases and cylinder gas] and Electronics [electronic gases]
Member of the Executive Board since 2011

Bernd Eulitz

Born 1965

Degree in Engineering

Responsible for the EMEA [Europe, Middle East, Africa] segment
Member of the Executive Board since 2015

Dr Wolfgang Büchele

Born 1959

Doctorate in Natural Sciences [Dr. rer. nat.],
Degree in Chemistry
Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for Opportunity & Project Development and the following Corporate & Support Functions:
Corporate Communications & Investor Relations,
Corporate Internal Audit, Corporate Office,
Corporate Strategy & Market Intelligence,
Group Human Resources, Group Legal & Compliance,
HSE [Health, Safety, Environment], Project Management Office/LEAP and Gist
Member of the Executive Board since 2014

Georg Denoke

Born 1965

Degree in Information Science
Degree in Business Administration [BA]

Responsible for the Corporate & Support Functions

Group Accounting & Reporting, Group Information Services,
Group Insurance, Group Mergers & Acquisitions,
Group Procurement, Group Risk Management, Group Tax,
Group Treasury, Operational Finance,
Financial Control & Investments, Real Estate and for
Finance/Financial Control for the EMEA, Americas and Asia/Pacific segments
Human Resources Director
Member of the Executive Board since 2006

Dr Christian Bruch

Born 1970

Doctorate in Engineering [Dr.-Ing.]
Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Responsible for the Engineering Division and for the
Corporate & Support Function Technology & Innovation
Member of the Executive Board since 2015

Retired from the Executive Board:

Professor Dr Wolfgang Reitzle

Born 1949

Doctorate in Engineering [Dr.-Ing.],
Degree in Economics and Engineering [Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.]
Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for the following global and central functions:
Communications & Investor Relations,
Group Human Resources, Group Legal & Compliance,
HSE [Health, Safety, Environment],
Innovation Management, Internal Audit,
Performance Transformation and Gist
Member of the Executive Board since 2002
Retired on 20 May 2014

Professor Dr Aldo Belloni

Born 1950

Doctorate in Engineering [Dr.-Ing.]

Responsible for the Engineering Division,
the EMEA [Europe, Middle East, Africa] segment and for
the Global Business Unit Tonnage [on-site]
Member of the Executive Board since 2000
Retired on 31 December 2014