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World Cement Association appoints Vice President

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The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced the appointment of Mohammed A. Al-Garni as Vice President. As well as being a long-standing Director and Board Member of the WCA, Al-Garni is CEO of the Saudi Cement Co.

Al-Garni has 35 years of experience in the cement sector and, as a member of the National Cement Companies Committee, has developed significant knowledge and managerial expertise of the cement industry.

He holds a range of roles, including Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saudi Cement Co.’s affiliates – United Cement Co. in Bahrain and the Cement Product Industry Co. Ltd in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is also a member of the Arab Union for Cement and Building Materials.

Al-Garni was the Project Director for Saudi Cement’s largest cement manufacturing facility expansion project, wherein they successfully installed, constructed, and commissioned two lines of 10 000 tpd capacity, which was considered the largest project of its kind in the whole region at that time.

On 3 July, Al-Garni met with CUCC Chairman Xingtai Cui and Director General of the WCA Beijing Representative Office, Frank Liu. They has in-depth discussions on the cement market status in China and Saudi Arabia, as well as sharing thoughts on the upcoming WCA Cement Conference.

“It is a great honour to be chosen as the new Vice President of the WCA and I am really excited to participate in helping it to grow further, supporting the association in its role as the voice of the cement industry globally,” said Al-Garni.

“We are delighted Mr Al-Garni has accepted the Vice Presidency of the WCA,” said Zhiping Song, President 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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