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Alfa Laval Appoints President for India, Mideast and Africa

Alfa Laval, a Swedish company active in the areas of energy, marine, and food and water, has appointed Sergio Hicke as the new cluster president for the India, Middle East & Africa markets.


Hicke, a 52-year old from Argentina, takes over the new role from Anantha Padmanabhan, who retired last year. He will lead the company from his Dubai base and will be responsible for implementing Alfa Laval's strategy in the cluster, said the statement from the company.


In addition, he also takes on the role of Managing Director for Alfa Laval Middle East and Africa, succeeding Nicholas Newman, who takes over the position of Managing Director of Alfa Laval Canada. 


Hicke has been part of the Alfa Laval Group since 1995, where he built his career in multiple managerial positions including Managing Director in Argentina, Head of Business Center Air Heat Exchanger, and Equipment Regional Manager for Latin America.


Most recently he was the Cluster President of Southern Europe and Managing Director of Alfa Laval in Adriatic.


Hicke graduated in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Católica of Argentina, with an MBA in Strategic Management & Marketing. For several years he was the President of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Italy and Argentina, and a member of the Union of European Chambers.


A major global player Alfa Laval offering its expertise, products, and service to a wide range of industries in some 100 countries with a 17,500-strong workforce.


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