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Lafarge Cement Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Lafarge Cements Zimbabwe has appointed Geoffrey Ndugwa as the substantive chief executive officer (CEO) with effect from 15 December 2021.

Ndugwa takes over from Precious Nyika-Murena who unceremoniously stepped down in September this year after serving for only 18 months at the cement manufacturing giant.

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe board chairperson, Kumbirai Katsande said Ndugwa has worked in the cement industry in various capacities for 17 years across Africa. Said Katsande:

Prior to his appointment in this role, Geoffrey was the CEO for Lafarge Malawi from December 2019 to November 2021.

He brings extensive experience in the cement industry spanning over 17 years of working in various capacities across Africa.

Some of his notable appointments in the past include being the Commercial Director for Bamburi Group in Kenya; General Manager Innovation and Marketing for Lafarge WAPCO Nigeria PLC; General Manager Bamburi Special Products Limited Kenya; Head of Business Support Barclays Bank of Uganda and Sales Manager for Hima Cement Limited Geoffrey Ndugwa Uganda.

The Board, Management and Staff at Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe Limited warmly welcome Geoffrey and wish him success in his tenure as the Chief Executive Officer for Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe Limited.

Ndugwa holds the following qualifications:

Master’s degree in Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh Business School)
Post-graduate diploma in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Engineering Honours Civil Engineering Degree from the University of East London.