Bruno Pescheux appointed Bamburi Cement’s new CEO

Bruno Pescheux, new Bamburi Cement CEO. [PHOTO: COURTESY]

NAIROBI, KENYA: Cement manufacturer Bamburi Cement has announced the appointment of Bruno Pescheux as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors with effect from July 21, 2014.

Mr Pescheux previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Lafarge Syria (Lafarge is Bamburi’s parent company).

While making the announcement on Wednesday, the company’s Board re-affirmed that with a legacy of 60 years of cement manufacture and innovation in East Africa, the Company remains committed to excellence in the provision of construction solutions to the market.  

The change will not have any effect on the company’s strategic orientation within East Africa, in particular its presence in Uganda or shareholding in any of its subsidiaries.

"We are poised to take full advantage as the construction trends continue to favour our Global commitment of Building Better Cities by delivering superior customer service, leveraging on the strong brand equity, industrial excellence, a committed work force and in a safe and healthy work place" said the Board in a statement.

Pescheux takes over from Hussein Mansi who has been Bamburi Cement’s CEO over the past five years.

The changes come at a time when Kenya and the East African region are experiencing an upsurge in construction activity, headlined by huge infrastructure projects among them the Lamu Port-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSET) project, the Standard Gauge Railway and several road constructions.

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