Bamburi Cement Ltd announces new CEO

The Board of Bamburi Cement Limited has today announced the appointment of Bruno Pescheux as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors with effect from 21 July 2014.

Mr Pescheux previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Lafarge Syria.

While making the announcement, the company’s Board re-affirmed that with a legacy of 60 years of cement manufacture and innovation in East Africa, the Company remains committed to excellence in the provision of construction solutions to the market.

The change will not have any effect on the company’s strategic orientation within East Africa, in particular its presence in Uganda or shareholding in any of its subsidiaries.

‘’We are poised to take full advantage as the construction trends continue to favor our Global commitment of Building Better Cities by delivering superior customer service, leveraging on the strong brand equity, industrial excellence, a committed work force and in a safe and healthy work place” said the Board.

The Board thanked Hussein Mansi for his contributions as CEO of Bamburi Cement Limited over the past five years.

The changes come at a time when Kenya and the East African region are experiencing an upsurge in construction activity, headlined by huge infrastructure projects.

This has seen a lot of investment in capacity in the industry in the region.