Clinker Factor - Episode #40

28 March 2024 - In the latest episode of the Clinker Factor, Ian Riley talks to Fouad Kammoun, Director Sales – Near East, Middle East and Central Asia of Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, about his experience in the cement industry and the organisation's latest projects in developing carbon capture technology.

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.

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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.

Fouad Kammoun

Clinker Factor Guest: Director Sales – Near East, Middle East and Central Asia, Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG

Fouad was born and raised in Lebanon, graduated from the American University of Beirut with a Bachelor in Engineering in Electrical Engineering. After working one year at Polysius in the Electrical Engineering department, he pursued a Master of Science at the University of Westphalia in Germany which he completed with honors. He then joined thyssenkrupp polysius in 2005 and have worked in different engineering and sales functions before taking over the role of Director Sales for the region in 2020. He has 2 kids and speaks Arabic, English, German and French.