Dangote Cement appoints new MD
Onne Van der Weijde has been appointed as new managing director of Dangote Cement. According to the company, the appointment is part of the implementation of strategies put in place to drive operational efficiency, support its ambitious growth strategies and delivering shareholder value.
Van der Weijde, who has a wealth of experience from working as the managing director of India´s Ambuja Cement, will ensure that strategic, operational and brand synergies are maintained, while underlining renewed management focus on all customer segments. He worked to improve the profit and consolidation of the business and was also responsible for the acquisition and growth in marketing and sales.
As a director and business planning manager of Holcim (Australia), he developed a business presence in southeast Asia through joint ventures and acquisitions, providing support in the management of existing operations in the region. In addition to his role as manager, he was also the COO of India´s ACC and a member of the senior management team of Holcim. He also became the CFO of Holcim (Indonesia). He was responsible for treasury, reporting, business planning, accounts and procurements. Van der Weijde represented Holcim in Switzerland as the senior vice president.