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New CEO for CCB

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Taner Aykac has been appointed as the new CEO of Compagnie des Ciments Belges by the Board of Directors. Eddy Fostier has also been appointed as General Manager of CCB.

Aykac began his career in the agrochemical sector for Pioneer Overseas Corporation/DuPont in 1988 and later for chemical and pharmaceutical multinationals such as Ciba-Geigy, Novartis and Zeneca, where he was successful in various senior roles until 2000, including M&A and business integration. From 2000 to 2011 he covered growing responsibility roles in Syngenta Group, heading the EMEA area of the multinational agribusiness company. In 2011 he was appointed CEO of Cimentas and worked in Turkey until the end of 2015.

In congratulating Taner Aykac for the appointment, Francesco Caltagirone Jr., Group Chairman and CEO of Cementir Holding, stated: “Taner Aykac will guarantee a smooth and full successful integration of the Belgian company within our perimeter. This operation gives our business greater geographical and product diversification. It strengthens our production, commercial and distribution operations at the heart of Europe, forming a spine that runs from the Mediterranean to the northern European coast.” Taner Aykac also stated “ I am very happy and excited with this new opportunity which positions our group as Pan-European player, as well as bringing very strong and well established CCB experience to our well diversified company.”

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