Holcim’s Weijde named new CEO of Ambuja Cements

Holcim’s Weijde named new CEO of Ambuja Cements
Published: 28 July 2009

Ambuja Cements Ltd (ACL), India’s second largest cement maker, will get a new chief executive officer (CEO) from 1 May 2010.
 
Four years after Holcim Ltd acquired management control of ACL from Satyanarayan Seksaria, Holcim executive Onne Van Der Weijde will take over as CEO of the company.
 
Weijde, who has been a board member of both ACL and ACC Ltd, will replace the current managing director of ACL, Amrit L Kapur, who had worked with the founder chairman Seksaria, now vice-chairman of ACL. Kapur retires on 30 April 2010.
 
“Weijde will work with Kapur for six months from November 2009 to April 2010,” said ACL spokesman Nandkumar Sanglikar.