The National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM) announced the appointment of Mahendra Singhi, Group CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd., as its new Chairman. Mahendra Singhi has been a part of the board of Governors of NCCBM since 2013.
A prominent figure in the Indian manufacturing industry, Mahendra Singhi has played a prominent role in the growth and development of the country’s cement sector over the last 40 years. Beginning in 1978 with the Birla Group, he has held leadership positions with major cement companies: Shree Digvijay Cement, Ultratech Cement, and Shree Cement, in various capacities. He led Shree Cement before his present appointment.
He serves as co-chair of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) in India and Vice-President of Cement Manufacturer’s Association (CMA). A thinker and advocate of sustainability, Mahendra Singhi has been the driving-force in inculcating this concept in the objectives and operations of the companies he has worked with. Under his dynamic leadership, Dalmia Cement has been ranked # 1 cement company across the global cement sector by the award winning research series of CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project).
He has also represented the Indian business and cement sector during COP-23/22/21 and High-Level Government-Business Dialogues invited by the French Presidency among the ministerial representatives, the global business leaders and civil society in addition to the Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony on invitation of former UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon.