Toufic Tabbara appointed as new head of cement at LafargeHolcim US
LafargeHolcim US has appointed Toufic Tabbara as the chief executive officer (CEO) of US cement operations. He succeeds Jamie Gentoso, who was appointed by Switzerland-based LafargeHolcim as Global Head, Solutions & Products Business Unit and a Group Executive Committee Member in March 2021.
Tabbara joined Lafarge in 1998, beginning his career in the gypsum division, followed by roles in ready mix concrete, asphalt and construction operations in the US and Canada. In 2012, he was named Country CEO for Jordan, responsible for ready mix operations, two cement plants and one grinding plant. Later, following the merger of Lafarge and Holcim, he became the Country CEO for Algeria, where he oversaw ready mix, aggregates, gypsum and cement operations, in addition to a central research lab.
He received his Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.