John Panikar

Executive Vice President
APAC

John Panikar

John Panikar is Executive Vice President and CEO for Linde Asia Pacific. He was appointed to the role in January 2021.

Panikar joined the organization in 1991 as an Applications Engineer with Praxair. He served as the President of Linde UK & Africa from 2018 to 2020, and prior to that he was also the President of Praxair Asia, the President of Praxair Distribution Inc, the Managing Director of Praxair India and Vice President of North American Industrial Gases South.

Panikar holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester. He also earned a master's degree in Business Administration and Management from Harvard Business School.