Lafarge appoints new Russia CEO

Lafarge appoints new Russia CEO
Published: 25 September 2013


Lafarge has appointed Andre Martin as its new chief executive of its Russian division, replacing Alex de Valukhoff.

Mr Martin had previously had previously served as senior vice president for the group’s industrial segment in Paris since last year.

"To come to Russia and serve as the CEO of Lafarge Russia, is an honoir I find humbling and motivating," Martin said in an emailed statement.

"Together with the team of professionals we are committed to contributing to the building of better cities," he said.

Lafarge operates two cement works in Russia with a total combined capacity of 4.8Mta. It is also expanding its capacity with the construction of a new 2Mta dry-process line at its Kaluga Cement unit, scheduled to be completed in 2014.