Fernando Gonzalez, CEO of Cemex appointed new President of GCCA

Fernando Gonzalez, CEO of Cemex has been elected as the new President of the Global Cement and Concrete Association, whose members are committed to achieving Net Zero’ concrete by 2050. Mr. Gonzalez is calling for the industry and governments around the world to establish a “robust regulatory framework” that can further accelerate the cement and concrete sector’s decarbonisation efforts. 

Mr. Gonzalez has been GCCA Vice President since 2018 and succeeds the outgoing President, Jan Jenisch, whose term of office now ends after two years. Mr. Gonzalez is seeking to galvanize collective efforts to cut emissions, setting out the following priorities for industry and governments:

take decisive action to phase out fossil fuels and promote the use of alternative fuels by encouraging regulation to divert societal waste from landfill to cement kilns 

enact policies to accelerate the extensive adoption of low-carbon construction products

establish market-driven carbon pricing mechanisms around the world to incentivise industry to decarbonise and further develop technology focused on reducing emissions

collaborate and provide funding to develop new technologies to decarbonise manufacturing processes and help speed up the rollout of carbon capture, utilization, and storage

Mr. Gonzalez has worked for Cemex since 1998 and brings a wealth of experience in the cement and concrete industry. On the operational side, he has led various regions of Cemex, including Europe, Asia and South Central America, and the Caribbean, and has held corporate positions in strategy, planning, business development, and human resources. He was appointed Executive Vice President of Planning and Development in 2009, Chief Financial Officer in 2011, and has been the company’s Chief Executive Officer since 2014.


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