The NCCBM appoints Mahendra Singhi as its new chairman

The NCCBM appoints Mahendra Singhi as its new chairman
07 September 2018

The National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM), has appointed Mahendra Singhi, Group CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, as its new Chairman. Mr Singhi has been a part of the board of Governors of NCCBM since 2013.

Mahendra Singhi, Group CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd is the new NCCBM Chairman

Mahendra Singhi, Group CEO of

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd is

the new NCCBM chairman

Commenting on the occasion, NCCBM Director General, Ashutosh Saxena, said, "We are fortunate to have someone of Mr Singhi's calibre and experience to lead NCCBM. We are at a critical phase of development of our centres of excellence and we need renewed leadership to successfully implement our research, strengthen our technology initiatives and take advantage of the opportunities ahead for sustainable development of cement and construction sector. Mahendra Singhi is a technology visionary with a proven track record of execution. Furthermore, as a member of NCCBM'S board of governors for the past five years, he has a deep understanding of NCCBM's capabilities and potentials."

A prominent figure in the Indian manufacturing industry, Mahendra Singhi has played a prominent role in the growth and development of the country's cement sector over the last 40 years.  Beginning in 1978 with Birla Group, he has held leadership positions with major cement companies: Shree Digvijay Cement, UltraTech Cement and Shree Cement, in various capacities. He led Shree Cement before his present appointment.
He serves as co-chair of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) in India and Vice-President of Cement Manufacturer's Association (CMA).

On his appointment Mahendra Singhi said, "I am really honoured to be trusted with the top job at NCCBM, after successfully completing five wonderful years of association with the council. It has been a tremendously rewarding journey over the years of my work in the cement industry and this role will add more learning for better future & happiness. It would be my utmost endeavor to promote research and scientific work connected with waste to wealth, cement and building materials trade and industry and I am certain that together with NCCBM, we will make huge strides and carry out many ambitious projects to make impact on society worldwide."

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