International Cement Review articles tagged under : Interviews

28 August 2019

Votorantim: solid but flexible

Brazil’s largest cement producer and a key international player, Votorantim Cimentos embraces the concept of being a solid company that is responsive to change. New global CEO Marcelo Castelli speaks with ICR about expectations for the markets in which it operates, changes to its business model in terms of portfolio diversification, and achievements under the company’s strong commitment to sus...

15 May 2019

Driving sustainable change

Recent press reports have scrutinised the role of the cement industry in reducing global CO 2 emissions. ICR speaks with Claude Lorea, cement director, and Dr Andrew Minson, concrete and sustainable construction dir...

18 April 2019

Ukraine picks up the pace

Ahead of the forthcoming UkrCemFor 2019 conference in Kiev next month, Pavlo Kachur, chairman of the Association of Cement Producers of Ukraine (Ukrcement), provides a timely update on the domestic cement sector’s pr...

25 March 2019

The road to global leadership

With China’s One Belt, One Road initiative increasing momentum, demand for cement is set to rise. ICR speaks with Romain de Laubier and Arne Burfeind of Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to gauge the impact on the global...

The weigh ahead 20 March 2019

The weigh ahead

ICR speaks with Francesco Ferrandico, CEO of FLSmidth Pfister, about the company’s achievements to date, the latest product development and the way ahead in weighfeeder technology. Francesco Ferrandico, CEO of...

21 January 2019

Building for a boom

As ICR looks at the Bangladeshi cement market, it speaks with Masud Khan, CEO of MI Cement, about the status of the domestic market, the company’s achievements to date and plans for the future. Masud Khan, CEO...

Stepping up to climate change 09 January 2019

Stepping up to climate change

International Cement Review caught up with Benjamin Sporton, CEO of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), at the organisation’s first AGM and Symposium in London, UK, to find out how the job has been goi...

10 December 2018

Fit for the future

With US$18bn invested over the past 10 years, the cement industry in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) countries has already addressed major challenges in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability. ICR speaks wit...

28 November 2018

Let noble thoughts come

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd is one of India’s leading cement producers. ICR speaks with the CEO, Mahendra Singhi, about the company’s ambitions and its drive to develop a sustainable business. Mahendra Singhi, ...

21 November 2018

Jordan: seeking opportunities

In an interview with Khaled Huraibat, chairman of the Jordan Cement Producers’ Association, ICR finds out more about the latest developments in the country’s cement sector ahead of the 23rd AICCE, which takes place b...

19 November 2018

Fostering mutual understanding

Ahead of the 23rd Arab International Cement Conference and Exhibition (AICCE23) in Amman, Jordan, ICR speaks with Mohammad Khalaf Mohammad Al Manaseer, CEO of Manaseer Industrial Complex and representative of Jordan ...

24 August 2018

Latin America’s CO2 journey

As the Latin American cement industry prepares to reduce its carbon emissions, ICR speaks with Alejandro Ramírez Cantú, president of the Federación Interamericana del Cemento (FICEM), about “Hoja de Ruta CO 2 ”, the ...

25 July 2018

Embracing a new world

Jan Kjærsgaard, recently appointed as FLSmidth’s Cement President, shares his views on the challenges and opportunities facing the cement production industry. He discusses how FLSmidth is taking bold steps to help th...

23 July 2018

Future grinding alternatives

Grinding technology in the cement industry has developed considerably since Loesche’s early days at the start of the 20th century. The past three decades have seen this process only accelerate as cement producers req...

19 July 2018

Managing change

HeidelbergCement’s acquisition of Italcementi in 2016 has accelerated the growth of this major global cement and aggregates giant, which is now ranked as the fourth- largest player worldwide with 195Mta cement capaci...

02 July 2018

Empire builder

In this exclusive interview with ICR, Thomas Schmidheiny (72), major shareholder and Honorary Chairman of LafargeHolcim, traces the origins of the company from its single plant in the village of Holderbank (Aargau) i...