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Ex Officio Directors

Wei Rushan

President - World Cement Association

Mr. Wei is President and Executive Director of China National Building Materials Co. Ltd. (CNBM), the world's largest cement producer.
Wei Rushan has extensive experience in strategy, investment & capital management, and transformation & development.

He has been the President and Executive Director of CNBM since December 2022, having had a range of senior roles within CNBM Group over the last 15 years. Mr. Wei obtained a doctoral degree in political economy from the School of Economics of Renmin University of China in June 2007.

Mr. Wei was honoured with the First Prize of National Enterprise Management Modernization in 2018, the First Prize of National Building Material Enterprise Management Modernization Innovation Achievement in 2019 and other awards.

Ian Riley

CEO - World Cement Association

After graduating from Cambridge University in 1979, Mr Riley worked in a number of management roles in the UK, the USA, Australia and Japan before moving to China in 1998. He was General Manager of a British project management and consulting firm, based in Shanghai and also Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai before joining Holcim/Huaxin in 2006.

As Huaxin VP responsible for international business, strategy and sustainability, he oversaw Huaxin’s first overseas venture in Tajikistan. Mr Riley was Greater China Country Head for LafargeHolcim from 2014 to 2019.  He has been CEO of WCA since September 1, 2019.

Emir Adiguzel

Founder & Director - World Cement Association

The Chairman of ACG Consultancy group, the founder and former President of the World Cement Association, long time (20+ years) global CEO of the Heidelberg Cement Group’s international business (HCT) until 2020, Mr. A. Emir Adiguzel is an industry executive with over 30 years of experience. He has led mid to large-sized industrial organizations in the heavy building construction materials sector, such as cement and concrete, with special expertise in international trade, sales and procurement of raw materials.

Rong Yakun

Secretary General - World Cement Association

Mr. Rong has been engaged in the cement industry for more than 20 years, and has been stationed in North Africa, Europe and other countries for more than 10 years as a principal manager, and is currently President of Sinoma Cement. He has rich experience in the preparation of large-scale cement projects and cross-business technical capabilities. Qualified Constructor of  the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), proficient in English and French, owing an international vision and a deep understanding of the global cement industry market, he has made great contributions to the building of overseas brands of Sinoma.

Elected Directors

Mohammed Ali Al-Garni

Vice President - World Cement Association

Having joined Saudi Cement in 1984, Mohammed Al Garni has been Board Member & CEO since 2010. He is currently Chairman of affiliates in Jeddah and Bahrain and a member of Saudi Arabia’s National Cement Companies Committee and the Arab Union for Cement & Building Materials. He was previously Vice Chairman of International Cement in Kuwait.

Saudi Cement was established in 1955, a regional pioneer in high-quality cement, known for its quality products and services which fulfil both local and international requirements. Saudi Cement has a state-of-the-art export terminal at King Abdulaziz port in Dammam, reliably connected with the 10 mtpa capacity plant by railway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Fabien Charbonnel

Director - World Cement Association

Mr. Charbonnel has been CEO of Cem'In'Eu since 2016, with extensive experience in the cement and concrete industry and comprehensive knowledge of the Western Europe Market; including the development of 7 cement grinding unit projects in France and Poland.

Responsible for the management of the impact of Covid19 (2020) and energy crisis (2022) on the activity and P&L. Long term investment experience in decarbonisation of cement, reduction of clinker factor and product innovation, ETS and CBAM. Wide knowledge of European standards of the industry. Experienced with following industry associations (Cembureau, Cimbeton/SFIC in France, Febelcem/CRIC in Belgium)

Xu Gang

Director - World Cement Association

Chairman of the Board of Maweni Limestone, VP & Head of Overseas Area of Huaxin Cement Co. Ltd. parent company of Maweni Limestone), Mr Xu has 22 years’ experience in cement industry in different roles with comprehensive experience in safety, processing, strategy, sales and marketing, organization, logistics and procurement etc. Mr. Xu joined Huaxin in late 2015. Before becoming Head Overseas Business in 2018 he was Head Marketing, Procurement & Logistics at Huaxin group level.

Prior to Huaxin, Mr. Xu was subsequently served as the safety manager, integration manager, strategy manager, marketing and sales director at Lafarge China. He holds an MBA from Tsinghua University, Beijing and gained safety engineering and corporate finance bachelor’s degrees respectively from China University of Geosciences and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.

Kevin Lunney

Director - World Cement Association

Chief Operations Officer for Mannok Holdings DAC, which is the group holding company including Mannok Cement Ltd. Other entities within the group include a number of vertically integrated quarry and downstream concrete product facilities in Ireland and UK. Mannok Cement currently hold 25% of the Irish cement market.

Directly responsible within the group for cement operations with a targeted focus on decarbonisation of the cement production process and related downstream operations in line with the Mannok 2030 Sustainability Strategy. Main company representative in all strategic relationships with the cement sector including equipment and service suppliers, academic and professional bodies.

London Office

Ian Riley

Ian Riley

CEO

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Kirsty Monk

Kirsty Monk

Administration and Membership

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Jo Michael

Jo Michael

Member Services Manager

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Natalija Jovasevic

Natalija Jovasevic

Sustainability and Communications

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Beijing Office

Frank Liu

Regional Director General China

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Ma Qingfang

Deputy Director China

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Rosy Wang

Senior Coordinator

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Regional Representatives

Çağlan Becan

Çağlan Becan

Regional Representative Turkey and Eastern Mediterranean

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