New GM appointed for Lafarge Aggregates

15 December 2014

Lafarge recently welcomed Praveen Bechoo as its general manager for aggregates.

Praveen, whose appointment commenced 01 October 2014 is based at the Lafarge head office in Longmeadow, Johannesburg and is a member of the Country Executive Committee.

A qualified engineer, Praveen holds degrees in BSc mechanical engineering, bachelor of commerce and master’s in business administration.

Prior to joining Lafarge, he occupied various senior management positions with companies such as Eskom, Holcim and M-Web Commerce Zone. His recent position was Business Unit Chief Executive Officer at Macsteel Coil Processing and Macsteel Special Steels where he spent 13 years.

Praveen replaces Jacques Schutte, who has been overseeing the Aggregates Product Line for the past nine months. Jacques will return to his position as strategy and business development manager.

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