London: The World Cement Association (WCA) announced today that it has appointed three new Directors: Mr. Fabien Charbonnel, CEO of Cem’In’Eu, Mr. Xu Gang, Chairman of the Board of Maweni Limestone, VP & Head of Overseas Area of Huaxin Cement Co. Ltd. parent company of Maweni Limestone, and Mr. Kevin Lunney, COO of Mannok Holdings DAC. The appointments were agreed in a unanimous vote at the WCA General Assembly Meeting, which took place virtually this month.
In addition, both Mr. Mohammed Ali Al-Garni, CEO of Saudi Cement, and Mr. Roland van Wijnen, CEO of PPC Ltd, were re-elected to the Board of Directors.
The WCA also announced the resignation of two longstanding Directors, Mr. Vincent Lefebvre, Founder & Executive Chairman of Cem’In’Eu, and Mr. Mahendra Singhi, Managing Director & CEO of Dalmia Cement, who joined the WCA Board of Directors in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Both their knowledge and experience of the industry have been crucial to the professional running and achievements of the association.
“I’m pleased to welcome Mr. Fabien Charbonnel, Mr. Xu Gang and Mr. Kevin Lunney to the Board of Directors, and I look forward to their added support in guiding both our members and industry as we tackle the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead,” said Ian Riley, WCA CEO.
During his address to the General Assembly attendees, WCA President Song Zhiping said: “In 2023, the world economy and the industry will encounter challenges and uncertainties in pursuit of development. In the face of intricate and complex circumstances, WCA shall continue to contribute its strength and wisdom, provide support and service to its members and stakeholders, and promote sustainable development of the industry.”
Additional agenda highlights included a welcome address from Mr. Cui Xingtai, Chairman of WCA, a report on WCA’s 2022 Activities, updates from the WCA Committees and Networks, and presentations on the Outlook for the Cement Industry 2023 from Mr. Emir Adiguzel, WCA Director.