LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel takes top spot in 2017 ICIS Top 40 Power Players listing

18 December 2017 10:00 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--LyondellBasell’s CEO Bob Patel has taken the top spot in this year’s ICIS Top 40 Power Players listing, published by ICIS Chemical Business magazine.

LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel

“This recognition is one that I share with the more than 13,000 employees around the world who are setting new benchmarks for excellence every day,” said Patel.

“While we continue to remain focused on the fundamentals of safety, reliability and cost, we are also thinking about the future and how our great company will become even stronger in the coming years,” he added.

INEOS chairman Jim Ratcliffe came in second while DowDuPont CEO Ed Breen was in third place.

The ICIS Top 40 Power Players is a global annual ranking of the leading senior executives making the greatest positive impact on their companies and the industry. It is based on selections from the global ICIS senior editorial staff.

“These leaders demonstrate vision and take actions to drive their companies forward through investment, culture change, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring. It was a dynamic year, with no shortage of great candidates,” said Joseph Chang, global editor of ICIS Chemical Business.

Click here to download the ICIS Top 40 Power Players.

Image source: LyondellBasell

By Graeme Paterson