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Anchal Liddar Named Senior Vice President of API’s Global Industry Services Division

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WASHINGTON, December 6, 2021 – The American Petroleum Institute today announced the promotion of Anchal Liddar to Senior Vice President of Global Industry Services (GIS), which is responsible for standards-setting, training, certification, publications and safety programs for onshore, offshore and refinery operations. 

“The safety and reliability of our operations are the cornerstone of our industry,” API President and CEO Mike Sommers said. “We’re thrilled to have Anchal lead such a foundational division of API, where she’ll continue to expand our innovative safety and operational services and build upon environmental and safety initiatives like API’s Energy Excellence that have made API an industry leader.”

Liddar will oversee more than 100 safety and engineering professionals in Beijing, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro, Houston, and Washington, D.C. In this role, she will oversee the natural gas and oil industry’s standards development and suite of programs that drive safety, environmental protection, and sustainability across industry operations.

“I’m honored to lead a team of individuals who work tirelessly to ensure the safety and sustainability of our industry’s operations,” said Liddar. “Looking to the future, GIS will continue to advance industry efforts to reduce emissions, innovate and scale new technologies through our standards and programs.” 

Liddar previously served as Vice President of GIS’s Business Services Department overseeing communications and marketing, global business development and GIS’s technical services department. Prior to joining API, Liddar spent nine years at The Boeing Company, serving various roles in supply chain, finance, and program management. 

Liddar holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of California – Irvine and a M.B.A. and a Master’s of Science in Information Systems & Technology from Claremont Graduate University.

API has published more than 700 industry safety and technical standards covering all segments of the natural gas and oil industry. These standards are the most widely cited by international regulators across the globe. API standards are cited in U.S. state regulations 3,800 times, incorporated more than 650 times in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations and 785 times globally. The natural gas and oil industry looks to API standards and safety programs to enhance overall operational safety, environmental protection, assure quality, increase organizational efficiencies, and maintain a level of consistency in the marketplace.

API represents all segments of America’s natural gas and oil industry, which supports more than 11 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of millions of Americans. Our nearly 600 members produce, process and distribute the majority of the nation’s energy, and participate in API Energy Excellence®, which is accelerating environmental and safety progress by fostering new technologies and transparent reporting. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization and has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.


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