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CEMEX announce new chairman and CEO

Rogelio Zambrano (left) and Fernando A. Gonzalez

Rogelio Zambrano appointed as chairman and Fernando A. Gonzalez appointed as chief executive officer

CEMEX have announced today that their board of directors, by unanimous decision, has appointed Rogelio Zambrano as chairman of the board, and Fernando A. Gonzalez as chief executive officer, with immediate effect. The appointments have been made following the death earlier this week of former chairman and CEO Lorenzo Zambrano.

Rogelio Zambrano (pictured left) previously served as a member of the board of directors, and Fernando A. Gonzalez (pictured right) previously held the position of executive vice-president of finance (CFO) and administration.

Mr Zambrano, who has been a member of CEMEX’s board of directors since 1987 and president of CEMEX’s finance committee since 2009, said: ‘We will stay focused on creating value for all our stakeholders. Our new CEO and the whole of CEMEX’s executive committee have the vision, skills, and experience to do exactly that, and I am very optimistic about CEMEX’s future. Lorenzo Zambrano’s legacy will endure and his vision and passion for excellence will continue to inspire us in the years to come.’

Fernando A. Gonzalez joined CEMEX in 1989 and since then has held several senior management positions in human capital, strategic planning and business development, and served as CFO. He has led CEMEX’s business in Latin America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia.

Commenting on his new appointment, Mr Gonzalez said: ‘It is a great honour and responsibility to take the lead of CEMEX. I firmly believe we have the best people in the industry, who can insure our continuing success. We have a solid business strategy, and most importantly, we provide the best building solutions and value-added products. Furthermore, we are encouraged by the positive outlook and the improving business environment in the markets where we operate.’

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