The World Cement Association announced the appointment of two new Directors: Roland van Wijnen, CEO of Africa’s PPC Ltd., and Mahendra Singhi Managing Director & CEO of India’s Dalmia Cement. The appointments were agreed in a vote at the WCA General Assembly Meeting on the 10th of December 2020.
The Board of Directors has a key role within the WCA, as it defines the objectives and strategy of the association as well as overseeing the professional running of the organisation and its activities. Board members are also responsible for ensuring members’ interests continue to be represented at all levels.
Mahendra Singhi has had a central role in the growth and development of India’s cement sector for over 40 years. He leads Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, an Indian cement major recognised for having the lowest carbon footprint of cement operations globally, as Managing Director and CEO.
Roland van Wijnen brings more than 20 years of international CEO and consulting experience encompassing operations management, strategy planning and execution, business process re-engineering and people management and development. Prior to his role as CEO at PPC, the largest African cement producer, he worked at LafargeHolcim, for 17 years during which time he held various senior leadership roles across the group.