European Steel Forum


Dr. Joachim von Schéele

Director Global Commercialization, Linde plc

Dr. Joachim von Schéele received his M.Sc. degree in process metallurgy and Ph.D. in production engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, in 1987 and 1992, respectively. With a mix of steel research and consultancy background, von Schéele joined the industrial gases industry in 1996. Since then, he has served in many different technical and commercial management roles at AGA, BOC and Linde, and has been actively doing business in more than 40 countries around the world. During the last nine years, he was based in Asia, first in India as vice president for South Asia and then in China heading application sales for Asia-Pacific. He is very much engaged in driving the sustainability agenda — with a focus on decarbonization — and involving and cooperating with Linde’s customers on this topic to achieve joint progress and success. von Schéele is a well-known speaker and has published more than 200 papers on energy and emission conservation, recycling, and production. He has served as a member of more than 30 boards of companies, associations, and research and education organizations, and as session chairman at many conferences. He is included in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Engineering, and Who’s Who in Asia. von Schéele holds six patents related to combustion and recycling, and is based in Munich, Germany.