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Patrick Kron to be elected to LafargeHolcim board

11 April 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will propose the election of Patrick Kron as a board member to its general meeting on 3 May. "We are delighted to be able to nominate Patrick Kron, who is an experienced management personality with extensive experience in the transformation of industrial companies," said LafargeHolcim President Beat Hess in the announcement. Mr Kron was formerly head of the industrial group Alstom. Philippe Dauman and Alexander Gut are not available for re-election.

Mauricio Doehner new president of Mexico’s cement association

06 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Mauricio Doehner has been appointed as new president of Mexico’s cement association, Cámara Nacional del Cemento (Canacem). He replaces Billy Álvarez of Cruz Azul. The appointment is for one year with the option to re-elect him for a second period. The new president will focus on positioning cement more as an infrastructure option, promoting the use of alternative fuels, transportation efficiency and reducing environmental impact, the agency said. Mr Doehner is Executive Vice President...

Semen Indonesia appoints former intelligence chief Sutiyoso

03 April 2017, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia has appointed former Jakarta governor and State Intelligence Agency (BIN) director, Sutiyoso, its president commissioner. Sutiyoso served as BIN chief under President Joko Widodo’s administration and previously led the Indonesian Justice and Unity Party (PKPI). The appointment comes at a time of public protest against the building of the company’s new factory in Rembang, Central Java.

Adelaide Brighton appoints Zlatko Todorcevski as non-executive director

23 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Australia’s Adelaide Brighton has appointed Zlatko Todorcevski as non-executive director with effect from 22 March 2017. Mr Todorcevski is President of the Group of 100, the peak body for Australia's Chief Financial Officers from the nation's major private and public business enterprises. He is also Chairman of the Accounting and Auditing Standing Committee of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Adelaide Brighton's Chairman, Les Hosking, said he was pleased the Compan...

AfriSam reported to replace CEO ahead of PPC merger

17 March 2017, Published under Cement News

To help enable the merger with rival PPC, AfriSam is set to replace its CEO, Stephan Olivier after nearly seven years of leading the firm, according to local press reports in South Africa. He would be replaced on a short-term contract by Rob Wessels, a former chief investment officer at AfriSam's black empowerment partner Phembani Group. The new management team would potentially implement the merger with PPC through a reverse of AfriSam into its competitor's listing, two of the source...

Saudi Arabia: Northern Region Cement Co appoints new board top

17 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Northern Region Cement Co has appointed Sulaiman bin Salim Al-Harbi as the Board's chairman. The board also assigned the role of the deputy chairman to Raed Ibrahaim Al Mudieheem, according to a bourse filing on Wednesday. The company said that the board's new session will start on 16 March and last for three years, ending on 15 March 2020.

Kenya: Bamburi appoints three women to all-male board

16 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement has appointed three women as directors to its previously all-male board. Appointees include former Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner for Domestic Taxes, Alice Owuor, Rita Kavashe, chief executive of General Motors East Africa (GMEA) and Equity Group Foundation’s managing director, Dr Hellen Gichohi. The female directors now represent 30 per cent of the cement manufacturer’s board that previously comprised of just seven men after two female directors (deputy Cent...

Rwanda: new CEO of Cimerwa and PPC Gauteng business unit executive

09 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Former General Manager of PPC Cement’s Hercules and Jupiter operations in Gauteng, Bheki Mthembu, has been appointed the CEO of Cimerwa in Rwanda. Mthembu assumed his new duties as CEO from 1 December 2016 under the guidance of Njombo Lekula, Managing Director of PPC International Operations. With optimisation of Cimerwa currently in progress, Mthembu is looking forward to this new challenge and the year ahead. "While PPC’s well-established presence in Botswana and Zimbabwe had alread...

ACC appoints Neeraj Akhoury as MD and CEO

08 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Neeraj Akhoury took office on 7 February as new managing director and CEO of ACC. Mr AKhoury joins ACC from Lafarge Surma Cement, where he was CEO. "This is an exciting phase for the company and the cement industry as the government moves ahead with its agenda for transformative economic growth," he was quoted as saying. Mr Akhoury added he will focus on customer service, operating performance and cost competitiveness.

Siam City Cement Bangladesh appoints new CEO

02 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Thailand-based Siam City Cement (Bangladesh) Ltd has appointed PN Iyer as its new CEO. According to the cement firm, Mr Iyer has over 35 years’ experience in sales and marketing across different cement companies around the world. Mr Iyer attended IMD Business School in Switzerland and is also an alumni of Harvard Business school.