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LafargeHolcim appoints head of organisation and Algeria CEO

24 May 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has appointmented Caroline Luscombe as the group’s new head of organisation and human resources and member of the executive committee from 1 July 2016, based in Zurich. Caroline will take over responsibility for organisation and human resources from Jean-Jacques Gauthier, chief integration officer – organisation and human resources, who will be taking up a post as country CEO Algeria. Caroline Luscombe joins LafargeHolcim from Syngenta where she has been head of human resourc...

Umar appointed new MD of AshakaCem

25 April 2016, Published under Cement News

AshakaCem, a subsidiary of Lafarge Africa and member of the LafargeHolcim group, has appointed Alhaji Rabiu Abdullahi Umar as its new Managing Director. In a statement released on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, AshakaCem said Umar was appointed to succeed Leonard Palka, a Polish national, who has resigned from the company. Based in Gombe State, AshakaCem is one of the four cement companies controlled by Lafarge Africa in Nigeria. Formerly known as Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc, the corpo...

Change at the top for thyssenkrupp India

09 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Ravi Kirpalani will join thyssenkrupp India on 14 March 2016 and take charge as the CEO of the regional headquarters of thyssenkrupp India effective 1 July 2016. Indian-born, Kirpalani's last role was the Managing Director of Castrol India Ltd. Prior to joining thyssenkrupp he spent over 16 years at BP where he held a number of roles in India and in the UK. He will provide ongoing support for the strategic development of all thyssenkrupp’s business in India. He succeeds Dr Micha...

CRH announces non-executive board appointment

04 March 2016, Published under Cement News

The Board of CRH plc announced the co-option to the board, with effect from 3 March 2016, of William J Teuber, Jr as a non-executive director. Mr Teuber (64), a US citizen, is the Vice Chairman at EMC Corporation, a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. In previous roles he was responsible for EMC’s global sales and distribution organisation (2006-12) and served as Chief Financial Officer leading the company’s w...

India: new CMA president elected

24 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Shailendra Chouksey, whole-time director of JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd, has been unanimously elected as the new president of the Cement Manufacturers' Association of India (CMA). Mr Chouksey previously held the position of vice-president of the association. The CMA elects a new president after every two years. In his new role, Mr Chouksey replaces OP Puranmalka, managing director of UltraTech Cement. With nearly 40 years of industry experience, Mr Chouksey has a PhD in managerial economics....

New managing director of PPC Zimbabwe appointed

24 February 2016, Published under Cement News

PPC has appointed Kelibone Masiyane as managing director of PPC Zimbabwe. Following the recent re-deployment of former managing director of PPC Zimbabwe Njombo Lekula as the managing director of PPC's international operations, the country's executive team has been further strengthened through a number of new appointments. "Kelibone's promotion will see him assume overall responsibility for PPC Zimbabwe's business, with his key focus our Harare factory," notes Lekula. "His extensive operati...

Martin Engineering names new COO

11 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Robert Nogaj has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Martin Engineering. Mr Nogaj will be responsible for all facets of the company’s business, including R&D, manufacturing, sales, marketing and finance. With 22 years of experience in bulk materials handling, he has previously served Martin Engineering as Vice President of Operations from 2001-15.

Change in LafargeHolcim leadership in India

10 February 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim announced yesterday that Martin Kriegner, currently Area Manager Central Europe, will be appointed Head of India, effective 1 March 2016. He will report to Eric Olsen, Group CEO, and succeed Bernard Terver who has decided to retire. Martin Kriegner joined LafargeHolcim in 1990 and has previously held several senior leadership positions in the group, including CFO and CEO of group operations in Austria as well as Head of Lafarge India and Regional President Cement for Asia. He...

New Holcim Romania CEO appointed

10 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Sofiane Benmaghnia has been appointed the new CEO of Holcim Romania, effective 1 April 2016. He replaces François Petry who took over as CEO of Aggregates Industries, the UK subsidiary of the recently-formed LafargeHolcim group. Algerian-Canadian Mr Benmaghnia joined LafargeHolcim in 1999 as a financial analyst. Since then, he has built his career within the group, working in several markets where LafargeHolcim operates (North America, Middle East, Africa and Europe). He has over 16 years o...

UNTHA UK appoints new managing director

02 February 2016, Published under Cement News

UK-based industrial shredding specialist UNTHA UK has appointed a new managing director.   Marcus Brew takes the reins at the helm of the company, following a promotion from his previous role of sales director. Chris Oldfield, who has led the shredding business since 1997, will become chairman, concentrating on UNTHA UK’s over-arching strategic direction and other wider ambassadorial responsibilities in industry.   With a sales target of GBP10m for the new financial year, UNTHA says the prom...