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).