Seifi Ghasemi

Chairman & CEO, Rockwood Holdings, Inc.

Seifi Ghasemi

Seifi Ghasemi is the Chairman & CEO of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., a US public company (NYSE:  ROC).  Rockwood Holdings, Inc. is a global group of inorganic specialty chemicals and advanced materials businesses with approximately 10,000 employees.  He has had this position since November 2001.  

From 1997 to 2001 he was with GKN, plc, a $11.0 billion revenue per year global industrial company. He served as a director of the Main Board of GKN, plc and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GKN Sinter Metals, Inc. and Hoeganes Corporation. Before that, for 18 years, Mr. Ghasemi was with the BOC Group, plc, a $7 billion revenue per year global industrial gas company which is now part of Linde AG of Germany.  He was a director of the Main Board of the BOC Group, plc; President, BOC Gases Americas and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Process Plants, LTD and Cryostar.

Mr. Ghasemi has a Masters of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

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