Lafarge Malaysia appoints new president and CEO

Lafarge Malaysia Bhd has announced the appointment of Mario Gross as president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective April 1, 2018, succeeding Thierry Legrand.

Gross, 39, joins Lafarge Malaysia from Sika AG (Sika) and has got 15 years of global experience in the construction material business holding senior roles across Germany, China, Thailand and Switzerland.

He started his career with Sika in 2002 and was Asia Pacific head of procurement from 2007 to 2011 located in Suzhou, China.

In 2011, he was appointed managing director of Sika in Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, before assuming in 2013 his most recent role as Head of Global Procurement, Quality & Sustainability of Sika AG, Zurich.

Commenting on Mario’s appointment, Legrand said, “In my three years with the company, I am proud of Lafarge Malaysia’s achievements in strengthening our business, putting in place the building blocks for future growth."more 


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