Ali Emir Adiguzel

Chairman of the Board of Directors


Mr. Adiguzel is the Chief Executive Officer of the Heidelberg Cement Group's international business company. HC Trading with offices in 12 countries, handles international trade flows of Heidelberg Cement Group for heavy building materials including cement, aggregates, limestone, slag, gypsum,
The company is also responsible for the sourcing of international fuels like petroleum coke;  steam coal for the usage in cement plants.

Cement Industry executive with over 30 years of experience, including general management of mid to large size industrial organizations, concrete and heavy building construction materials, International business development, international sales and procurement, business operations, overseas business strategy.

15 years of senior management roles in multinational heavy construction materials companies, including supervision of sizeable large ready mix concrete and aggregate operations in Spain, Israel and Turkey
Board memberships in leading cement companies of emerging markets like Akcansa in Turkey and Indocement in Indonesia
Supervision of large scale investment, construction projects especially in cement industry, building of new cement plants, mostly kiln capacity increase and a dozen of expansion projects
Expertise in international logistics handling and sea borne -maritime- transportation of dry bulk cargoes (coal, cement, slag, aggregates)
Negotiation skills in global scale, an exceptional deal maker, an internationally recognized tough negotiator of most difficult contractual agreements,
An expertise in dealing with international commercial conflicts and solving complicated legal cases, including arbitration, mediation in Singapore, England and Paris...
Extensive experience in commercial fields of global purchasing, marketing and sales, (with a volume over 20 Mio tons of products per annum, a turnover of €1.2 Billion+pa)
True know-how in managing people of different cultures, in difficult environments...
A crisis management expertise particularly in emerging markets of Middle East (Israel-Palestine), Africa (Nigeria) and Asia ( Thailand, Vietnam)
Leading of a large scale associations, export & trade unions, (OAIB- Turkish Union of Anatolia)

About Us

The World Cement Association aims to represent and promote the Cement Industry Worldwide as well as the commercial and legal interests of its Members.

The World Cement Association is an independent not-for-profit organization registered in England No. 10187292 under English law.

The World Cement Association is not affiliated with or otherwise connected to Palladian Publications Limited nor its WORLD CEMENT publication.


September 2019
WCA Conference
& General Meeting


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