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Dalmia Cement CEO appointed Chairman of NCCBM

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Mahendra Singhi, Group CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, has been appointed Chairman of the Indian National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM). Singhi has been a member of the board of governors of the NCCBM since 2013. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Cement Sustainability Initiative in India and as Vice President of the Indian Cement Manufacturers Association.

Operating under the auspices of the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the NCCBM provides technology development and transfer, continuing education, and industrial services to the cement and construction industries.

“We are at a critical phase of development of our centres of excellence and we need renewed leadership to successfully implement our research, strengthen our technology initiatives, and take advantage of the opportunities ahead for sustainable development of cement and construction sector,” said A. Saxena, Director General of the NCCBM.

“Mahendra Singhi is a technology visionary with a proven track record of execution. Furthermore, as a member of NCCBM’S board of governors for the past five years, he has a deep understanding of NCCBM’s capabilities and potentials.”

Singhi has been active in the Indian cement industry for four decades, starting his career with Birla Group in 1978. He has held leadership positions with a number of Indian cement producers, including Shree Digvijay Cement, UltraTech Cement, and Shree Cement, before his current appointment at Dalmia Cement (Bharat).

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