Guillermo Bichara was named Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Praxair, Inc. in January 2015. He is responsible for the company’s Law, Compliance, Corporate Secretary and Government Relations functions.
Bichara joined Praxair in 2006 as director of legal affairs at Praxair Mexico. In 2007, he was named vice president and general counsel of Praxair Asia, a position he held for four years. In 2011, Bichara was named associate general counsel with responsibility for Praxair Europe, Praxair Mexico and corporate transactions. In 2013, Bichara was promoted to associate general counsel and assistant secretary.
Prior to joining Praxair, Bichara served as corporate counsel at CEMEX, Mexico’s global leader in the building materials industry, and was a foreign associate and counsel, respectively, at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and White & Case.
Bichara holds a law degree from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and master of laws (LL.M.) degree in international legal studies from New York University, and is admitted to practice in New York and Mexico.
Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company with 2015 sales of $11 billion, is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others.