Pierre Dufour joined ADM’s board of directors in May 2010 and serves on the board’s audit and compensation/succession committees.
Dufour is a member of the board of directors of Paris-based Air Liquide Group, where he chairs the environment and society committee. He joined Air Liquide—the world leader in gases for industry, health care and environmental applications—in 1997 and served in a number of senior executive roles there, including as senior executive vice president.
Prior to joining Air Liquide Group, Dufour was executive vice president of SNC-LAVALIN, Inc., a Montreal-based engineering contractor. He began his career with SNC-LAVALIN in 1976.
Dufour serves on the board of directors of National Grid PLC, where he is a member of the remuneration; nomination; and safety, health & environment committees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the École Polytechnique Montréal, a master’s degree in civil engineering from Stanford University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Montreal.