WCA is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Riley as CEO of WCA effective September 1, 2019

London, July 2019 - WCA is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Riley as CEO of WCA effective September 1, 2019. Ian has many years of international experience in Europe, America and Asia, most recently in China where he was the country manager for LafargeHolcim from 2008 until earlier this year. Ian’s industry and international experience will be extremely helpful in the next stage of WCA’s development.

WCA Chairman Vincent Lefebvre said “We are delighted that Ian Riley has agreed to join WCA as its CEO. Ian has many years of international business experience, including the last 10 years as China Country Head for LafargeHolcim. He has excellent business experience and the drive to help us take WCA to the next level. I am very pleased that we have been able to attract someone with his track record and competence.

Ian succeeds WCA Secretary General Norman Greig, who will retire on June 30, 2019. As Norman was the first Secretary General, his leaving marks the end of an era for WCA. WCA is indebted to his diligence and hard work in building WCA from scratch to being recognised as the international association for the cement industry.

WCA founder, Emir Adiguzel thanked Norman for his service, “I am really grateful for all the sacrifice and hard work during last two years. Norman is a highly talented, meticulous and honest professional who made WCA a real success case. We all recognise that in establishing the World Cement Association in London, he has put his name on world cement history. We will remember his contribution and efforts. I don't want to think that it is the end. Every end is the beginning to a new chapter. We wish him all the very best

Press coverage links:

Worldcement: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/03072019/wca-appoints-first-ceo/

Agg-Net: https://www.agg-net.com/news/wca-appoints-new-chief-executive-officer

Jement.ru: https://jcement.ru/content/news/ian-rayli-naznachen-pervym-generalnym-direktorom-assotsiatsii-wca/

CemWeek: https://www.cwgrp.com/cemweeknews/people/516260-world-cement-association-appoints-first-ceo

Cemnet: https://www.cemnet.com/News/story/166887/world-cement-association-appoints-its-first-ceo.html

ForConstructionPros: https://www.forconstructionpros.com/concrete/press-release/21076400/world-cement-association-appoints-ian-riley-as-ceo

Indian Cement Review: http://www.indiancementreview.com/News.aspx?nId=nWz/btYSxebvWSQbT9NCvw==&NewsType=WCA-appoints-Ian-Riley-as-CEO