LyondellBasell names Bob Patel as senior vice president

LyondellBasell today announced that Bhavesh V (Bob) Patel has been appointed senior vice president, olefins and polyolefins in the Americas. He will be based in Houston.

"I'm pleased that Bob will be joining our leadership team at this important time in our company's history," said Jim Gallogly, CEO of LyondellBasell.

"I'm looking forward to helping to build a stronger LyondellBasell as we prepare to emerge from Chapter 11 protection," said Patel.

Patel was most recently general manager, olefins and NGLs for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company where he was responsible for all aspects of one of the company's largest business lines, including strategic planning, feedstock procurement, base chemicals marketing and pipeline system management. Previously he served as general manager, Asia Pacific region, based in Singapore, where he led all of the company's activities in the region, including joint ventures, manufacturing and marketing. 

Since joining Chevron Phillips Chemical and Chevron Chemical Company in 1990, he held a number of manufacturing, marketing, strategic planning, business management and general management positions, the release said.

Patel has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from The Ohio State University. He also holds a Master's in Business Administration from Temple University.

Netherlands-based LyondellBasell Industries is a global leader in polyolefins technology, production and marketing and a pioneer in propylene oxide and derivatives as also a significant producer of fuels and refined products, including biofuels.