Lafarge Africa Plc elects new group MD/CEO

27 July 2015

Cement producers, Lafarge Africa Plc said on Wednesday it has appointed Peter Hoddinott as the new group MD/CEO.

Lafarge Africa says the former CEO, Guillaume Roux, will remain on the board as a director. Hoddinott is a British mining engineer and spent his early career in the mines of Southern Africa before joining the cement industry, Blue Circle in 1988.

While at Blue Circle, he worked in the Technical Centre and also managed the UK cement plants before going to the Philippines as CEO in 1999. When Lafarge took over Blue Circle he stayed in Manila to integrate the two companies, leaving in 2003 to become regional president for Lafarge in Latin America.
In 2007, Hoddinott became regional president for Western Europe – Cement, including Morocco. In 2012, he became executive vice President – Energy & Strategic Sourcing responsible for worldwide energy strategy and sourcing of Lafarge’s $12B/y externally sourced inputs.

In September 2013, Hoddinott was appointed group executive vice President – Performance. He is currently President of Cembureau, the European Cement Trade Association.


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