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Bob Patel

CEO
W.R. Grace and Company
Houston, Texas

Bob PatelBob Patel joined the Houston Branch board in 2021.

Patel is president and CEO of W.R. Grace and Company, a specialty chemical manufacturer. Prior to joining Grace, he served seven years as the CEO of Houston-based LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world.  

For more than 20 years, Patel held positions of increasing responsibility at Chevron Corporation and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. He has held senior executive roles in The Netherlands, Singapore and the United States.

Patel serves on the boards of Halliburton Company and Union Pacific Corporation, and as an associate member of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors. He also serves on The Ohio State University College of Engineering External Advisory Council and Temple University Fox School of Business Board of Visitors.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from The Ohio State University and a master of business administration degree from Temple University.

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