Mr. Ferdinand Alvaro was appointed Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary of Air Products Qudra in 2019 and serves as Regional Counsel Middle East, Egypt and Turkey at Air Products. He previously served as General Counsel, Company Secretary of Jazan Gas Projects Company, a multi-billion-dollar Saudi company.
Mr. Alvaro has devoted most of his career to counseling businesses and to the execution of complex business transactions, both as an attorney and a businessman. Before returning to private practice in Boston in 2002, he was Vice President, Commercial and General Counsel of BOC Process Systems, a $2 billion global division of The BOC Group. In that capacity, he led an international legal, financial and technical team that closed finance transactions, acquisitions, venture capital investments, strategic alliances, and joint ventures in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. From 1997 to 1999, contemporaneously with his duties at BOC, Mr. Alvaro served as Chief Executive Officer and director of the Cantarell Nitrogen Company ("CNC"), a consortium of U.S., U.K., Mexican, German and Japanese companies organized to develop a $1 billion infrastructure project in Mexico.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Alvaro has served on the boards of directors of United States, Chilean, Colombian, Mexican, and Venezuelan companies. His recent governance experience includes the boards of directors of Boston Medical Center, Eastern Bank, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority and the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Committee under Governors Romney and Patrick.
Mr. Alvaro has lectured on a variety of topics at Northeastern School of Law, Boston University Graduate School of Law, Tufts School of Law and Diplomacy and the International Academic Program at Harvard University.