Cembureau: New President and Vice-President
Mr Ignacio Madridejos (Fig.) has been elected as President of CEMBUREAU for a two-year term at the Association’s General Assembly held on the 07.06.2011 in Brussels (Belgium) after having completed his mandate of Vice-President over the last year. He takes over from Mr Jean-Paul Méric (France). Ignacio Madridejos is a member of the Executive Committee of CEMEX, the global building materials company. Mr Madridejos is responsible for the company’s Northern Europe Region as well as for Energy and Sustainability globally. Prior to his current position, he was CEMEX’s Country President in Spain and Egypt as well as holding several positions with CEMEX in Mexico, Colombia and Panama. Before joining CEMEX, Mr Madridejos worked for Mc Kinsey in Argentina in addition to the Spanish construction company, Agroman. He occupied the office of President of OFICEMEN, the representative organisation of the cement industry in Spain, for two years.
On his election as President of CEMBUREAU, Mr Madridejos stated that “It is my great privilege to take over as CEMBUREAU President from Jean-Paul Méric. CEMBUREAU’s role as the united and pro-active voice of the cement industry in Europe remains critical. As well as addressing the many current issues, going forward we will need to be flexible to meet new and rising expectations from customers, EU policy makers and society, especially in the area of sustainable construction. Cement and concrete offer many innovative solutions to help meet the challenge of climate change and are fast becoming the materials of choice for energy efficient buildings and resilient infrastructure. I look forward over the next two years, as President of CEMBUREAU, to working with all of my Colleagues in the cement industry in delivering this vision.” In addition, Mr Peter Hoddinott (Regional President Western Europe, Lafarge) has been elected as Vice President of CEMBUREAU for a two-year term. CEMBUREAU thanks Mr Jean-Paul Méric for his commitment to the Association over the last three years.