New Alfa Laval Cluster President India, Middle East & Africa and Managing Director MEA

Sergio Hicke, Alfa Laval Cluster President India, Middle East & Africa and Managing Director MEA

Dubai, UAE: Sergio Hicke takes up the position of Cluster President for Alfa Laval India, Middle East & Africa. He takes over from Anantha Padmanabhan, who has retired at the end of 2020.  Sergio leads the company from Dubai, United Arab Emirates and assumes responsibility for implementing Alfa Laval’s strategy in the cluster. 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.  

Sergio Hicke, 52, from Argentina, 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.

Sergio 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.

About Alfa Laval:

Alfa Laval is active in the areas of Energy, Marine, and Food & Water, offering its expertise, products, and service to a wide range of industries in some 100 countries. The company is committed to optimizing processes, creating responsible growth, and driving progress – always going the extra mile to support customers in achieving their business goals and sustainability targets.

Alfa Laval’s innovative technologies are dedicated to purifying, refining, and reusing materials, promoting more responsible use of natural resources. They contribute to improved energy efficiency and heat recovery, better water treatment, and reduced emissions. Thereby, Alfa Laval is not only accelerating success for its customers, but also for people and the planet. Making the world better, every day. It’s all about Advancing better™.

Alfa Laval has 17,500 employees. Annual sales in 2019 were SEK 46.5 billion (approx. EUR 4.4 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq OMX.