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WCA appoints new vice-president

Mohammed A. Al-Garni

Saudi Cement CEO Mohammed A. Al-Garni appointed World Cement Association vice-president

THE World Cement Association (WCA) has appointed Mohammed A. Al-Garni as vice-president. As well as being a long-standing director and board member of the WCA, he is chief executive officer of Saudi Cement Company.

Mr Al-Garni (pictured), who has 35 years’ experience in the cement sector and, as a member of the National Cement Companies Committee, has developed significant knowledge and managerial expertise in the cement industry, said it was a great honour to be chosen as the new vice-president of the World Cement Association.

‘I am really excited to participate in helping it grow further, supporting the Association in its role as the voice of the cement industry globally,’ he said.

Mr Al-Garni holds a range of roles, including chairman of the board of directors of Saudi Cement Company’s affiliates – United Cement Company (UCC) in Bahrain and the Cement Product Industry Co. Ltd (CPI) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is also a member of the Arab Union for Cement & Building Materials (AUCBM).

Mr Al-Garni was the project director for Saudi Cement’s largest cement manufacturing facility expansion project, whereby the company successfully installed, erected and commissioned two lines of 10,000 tonnes/day capacity, which was considered the largest project of its kind in the whole region at that time.

The President of the World Cement Association, Zhiping Song, commented: ‘We are delighted Mr Al-Garni has accepted the vice-presidency of the WCA. His appointment reflects the growing importance of Saudi Arabia in the global cement industry, as well as the WCA’s commitment to connecting the cement community in all countries across the world.’

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