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LyondellBasell CEO appointed president of International Council of Chemical Associations

LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, announced that its CEO Bob Patel has been appointed president of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), the global voice of the chemical industry.

Mr Patel will lead the board of the organisation for a two-year term beginning on 1st January 2019.

“It's a tremendous honour to help lead our industry as we work towards creating a more sustainable future,” Mr Patel said. “Around the world and across our value chains, our member companies are working together to advocate for ambitious and attainable sustainability goals and encourage the next generation of technological advancements in our industry.”

The ICCA's members represent over 90% of worldwide chemical sales, and the organisation brings together 62 chemical associations around the world, including the American Chemistry Council and the European Chemical Industry Council. While maintaining its original focus to promote Responsible Care® product safety and occupational safety best practices throughout the industry, the ICCA is also actively engaged in energy, chemical health policy, and climate and sustainable development issues, promoting the role of the industry in advancing solutions to these global challenges.

The ICCA is recognised as a key stakeholder in various settings, including the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the International Energy Agency.

Mr Patel continues to serve as chairman of the ACC and on the boards of the Greater Houston Partnership and Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas.