NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR CEMENT AND BUILDING MATERIALS (NCCBM)

New Chairman and Vice-Chairman of NCCBM appointed

The Board of Governors of the National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM), an autonomous R&D organization under the administrative control of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India, has appointed Mr. K C Jhanwar as its new Chairman and Mr. Neeraj Akhoury as its new Vice-Chairman for the year 2021 and 2022.

Mr K C Jhanwar is the Managing Director of UltraTech Cement Ltd., one of the largest cement manufacturers of India. He is also the Director of the Board of Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt. Ltd. He has a career spanning more than 40 years and started his career with the Cement Business of the Aditya Birla Group in 1981. He has worked across finance, operations and general management roles in the cement and chemical sectors and has exceptional relationship building skills with customers. He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification. He is the President of the Cement Manufacturer’s Association (CMA).

Mr Neeraj Akhoury is the CEO India, LafargeHolcim, and Managing Director and CEO of Ambuja Cements Limited. He brings with him over 28 years of experience in the steel and cement industries. He has worked in leadership roles in India and other emerging markets. He began his career with Tata Steel in 1993 and joined the LafargeHolcim Group in 1999. In 2011, he moved to Nigeria as CEO and Managing Director of Lafarge AshakaCem PLC. Thereafter, he was appointed as Strategy & Business Development Director for the Middle East & Africa at the erstwhile Lafarge headquarters in Paris. He was also the CEO of Lafarge Surma Cement Limited and country representative of LH, Bangladesh. He was the MD and CEO of ACC Ltd. till February 20, 2020. Mr Akhoury has a degree in Economics and an MBA from the University of Liverpool. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School (GMP) and had studied General Management at XLRI, Jamshedpur. He is the Vice President of the Cement Manufacturer’s Association (CMA).

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