International Cement Review articles tagged under : Interviews

01 February 2021

Egyptian promise

Lafarge Egypt is among the leading companies in the domestic building materials sector with a long-standing history in the country. Despite current market headwinds and the impact of COVID-19, Solomon Baumgartner-Aviles, the newly-appointed CEO of Lafarge Egypt, explains why the country holds much promise for the group globally and the MEA region, and outlines strategies for overcoming challen...

14 January 2021

Canada’s low-carbon transition

While the coronavirus pandemic has impacted cement demand in Canada, the country’s cement industry continues to work towards a low-carbon cement sector. ICR speaks with Adam Auer, environment and sustainability vice...

12 October 2020

Nationbuilding in Papua New Guinea

Mayur Resources is an ASX-listed company focussed on the development of natural resources in Papua New Guinea (PNG). As the company prepares to begin construction of the country’s first integrated cement and lime pro...

02 September 2020

Green Deal for Europe’s cement?

With the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changing forecasts in cement markets worldwide, ICR speaks with Raoul de Parisot, president of the European cement association, CEMBUREAU, about the impact of COVID-19 on the re...

InterCement: today and beyond 05 August 2020

InterCement: today and beyond

Brazilian cement major InterCement has built up a substantial international industry portfolio. In light of the latest global developments, Flavio Aidar, CEO of InterCement, shares an insight into the company’s recen...

08 June 2020

Looking to the West

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Dr Weiping Ma, CEO of West China Cement, provides an update on the company’s operations and the virus’ impact on the Chinese cement industry. Ian Riley, CEO of the ...

HeidelbergCement’s Nordic light 11 May 2020

HeidelbergCement’s Nordic light

The countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden are part of HeidelbergCement Group’s Northern and Eastern Europe-Central Asia division. In an exclusive interview, ICR speaks with Giv K Brantenberg, general manager of Hei...

16 March 2020

Conch: window on 2025

The dramatic expansion of the Chinese cement market over the past three decades has been nothing short of an economic miracle. ICR speaks with Dengbang Gao, chairman of the Conch Group (China) and president of the Ch...

04 March 2020

MissionZero: climate change in the cement industry

In November 2019 FLSmidth announced its sustainability ambition for 2030 entitled ‘MissionZero’ which aligns with some of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to address climate change. Thomas Schulz, CE...

06 February 2020

Driving digital transformation

As LafargeHolcim embraces the construction industry’s digital revolution, the company’s first chief digital officer, Philipp Leutiger, aims to build best-in-class digital capabilities for the group’s country organisa...

21 January 2020

The WCA on waste-to-energy

With waste-to-energy in the cement sector holding significant potential, Ian Riley, CEO of the World Cement Association, explains why the organisation is encouraging its global members to evaluate co-processing and w...

07 January 2020

Building Iraq’s road to prosperity

With post-war reconstruction continuing in Iraq, the cement and concrete industries play a key role. ICR speaks with Khaled El Dokani, Lafarge Iraq’s country CEO, about solid indications of market growth, the company...

23 December 2019

Shaping the future together

For over three decades Franz-W Aumund has served as the third-generation owner and president of the AUMUND Group of Companies, an international leader in bulk materials conveying and storage technology. As the compan...

10 December 2019

Across the border

Since its commissioning in 2017, the McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Québec, Canada, has continued to expand its reach both within Canada and across the border to the USA. ICR spoke with the company’s ma...

05 December 2019

NCB International Seminar preview interview - Part 2

In the second part of ICR's interview with Dr Bibekanana Mohapatra, NCB's head director, we discuss the current Indian cement market and the opportunities for trade. Indian Cement Sector Review ...

03 December 2019

NCB International Seminar preview interview - Part 1

ICR spoke to Dr Bibekananda Mohapatra, NCB's head director, ahead of the 16th NCB International Seminar to be held on 3-6 December 2019, in New Delhi, India, to find out what delegates could expect from the meeting ...