Clinker Factor - Episode #27 (IWD23 Special Episode)

7 March 2023 - In this special International Women's Day episode of the Clinker Factor podcast, Ian Riley speaks to Madhumita Basu, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer of Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd, about her experiences, Nuvoco's sustainability strategy, the importance of gender diversity and the opening of its first all-women plant. 

Cement production is responsible for approximately 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions and is possibly the hardest to abate sector. In this podcast series, the World Cement Association’s CEO, Ian Riley, talks to industry leaders, experts and technological innovators from across the globe, bringing insights and fresh perspectives on how the cement sector can decarbonise and improve sustainability. Suitable for anyone interested in climate change mitigation and industrial sustainability.


Ian Riley

Clinker Factor Host: 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.

Madhumita Basu

Clinker Factor Guest: Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Nuvoco Vistas

Currently heading the Strategy portfolio with additional responsibility for ESG and Investor Relations. Providing Marketing leadership to the three business verticals and driving the Company wide Innovation and Quality processes. Specialties: Leadership & Brand Transformation, Change Management, Country / Business Head (profit centers), Sales & Marketing – Domestic, B2B,B2C & International; Business Development & Outsourcing; Quality Management & Information Technology.

Also associated with various fora for Mentoring, Training & Development Programs. A recipient of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Young Manager Award & a Past President of The Calcutta Management Association.