Saudi-Arabia based Yanbu Cement Company (YCC) has announced that Dr Ahmed A Zugail has taken up his position as new Director General/CEO, effective 1 September 2012. Dr Zugail succeeds Dr Saud Islam following his recent retirement.
Dr Zugail, a Mining Engineer with a doctorate in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines, USA, joins YCC with a rich experience in the cement industry. His previous role was as President/CEO of Najran Cement for six years.
The new position at YCC marks Dr Zugail's return to the company. Prior to his role at Najran, he had worked at YCC for 13 years in senior managerial positions. Dr Zugail is also a Member of the National Committee for the cement industry.
Yanbu Cement is a major player in the cement market of Saudi Arabia with an installed capacity of 7.2Mta of clinker and has a market share of 12 per cent.