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PPC appoints permanent CEO

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PPC, a South African cement producer, has appointed Johan Claassen as its permanent CEO. Claassen has been interim CEO since July 2017.

PPC appoints permanent CEO

“Since his appointment as interim CEO, Johan has overseen a number of important milestones including the successful stabilisation of the business, an improvement in efficiencies following the completion of key projects, and the strengthening of PPC’s financial position,” said PPC Chairman, Peter Nelson.

“Johan has developed strong relationships with a number of important stakeholders and has demonstrated that he has the right skill set to effectively lead the company by balancing operational and financial considerations to leverage our quality assets across the continent. The board confirms the appointment and looks forward to working with Johan.”

Claassen was previously the Managing Director for PPC Cement RSA and has served as a member of the group executive team since January 2013.

Due to the appointment of Claassen as CEO, the appointment of Njombo Lekula, who was previously the Managing Director of Rest of Africa Cement as Managing Director of SA Cement has been confirmed. Mokate Ramafoko has been named Managing Director of Rest of Africa Cement.

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