CIMENTS FRANCAIS : CIMENTS FRANCAIS : Jean-Paul Méric is appointed Chairman of
the board of directors of Ciments Français - Yves René Nanot becomes Honorary
Chairman of the Company
Jean-Paul Méric is appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors
of Ciments Français
The Board warmly thanks Yves René Nanot who becomes Honorary Chairman of the
Paris, 11 April 2013 - During its meeting held on April 11, 2013 after the
general meeting of shareholders, the Board of Directors of Ciments Français
-has appointed Mr. Jean-Paul Méric, Chairman of the Board, and
-on a proposal from Mr. Giovanni Ferrario, Chief Executive Officer, has
appointed Mr.Fabrizio Donegà Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Yves René Nanot, who has reached the statutory age limit, has been
nominated Honorary Chairman of the company and will continue, as a director,
to take part in the work of the Board.
The Board warmly thanked Yves René Nanot for his invaluable contribution to
the company over the last twenty years.
"The close collaboration established with Yves René Nanot shortly after the
acquisition of Ciments Français by Italcementi has enabled one of the greatest
industrial successes in the Europe of the 2000s, recalls Giampiero Pesenti,
Chairman of Italcementi.
Through his experience and determination, we have created an integrated group
able to reach out beyond the natural borders between Italy and France giving
birth to the fifth largest cement producer in the world. A vision we shared
and appreciated and which still remains today the foundation of our conception
of the industry."
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Jean-Paul MÉRIC, 69 years old
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ciments Français (as of April 11, 2013)
A former student at "École Polytechnique" and "École Supérieure
d'Electricité", Jean-Paul Méric began his career with EDF (Électricité de
France) before moving into the cement industry, first with CERILH (Centre
d'Études et de Recherches de l'Industrie des Liants Hydrauliques) then Ciments
Français since 1985. He was appointed successively Research and Development
Manager and Manager of the Cement Division for France.
Executive Vice-president of Ciments Français since 1991, he was then
responsible for the Group France/Belgium activities, then the international
business, working notably with the USA, Canada, Morocco, Turkey, Greece,
Bulgaria and Kazakhstan.
Since July 1, 2006, Jean-Paul Méric was responsible for Group activities in
France, Belgium, Spain and Morocco.
Jean-Paul Méric was Chief Operating Officer of Ciments Français since January
Fabrizio DONEGÀ, 49 years old
Chief Operating Officer of Ciments Français (as of April 11, 2013)
A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Genoa University and post-graduate
in Corporate Finance from Bocconi University (Milan) and Management
Development from Harvard Business School (USA), Fabrizio Donegà began his
career with Italcementi, first as Technical Assistance Manager in 1990 then as
From 1995 until 1998, he served as Diagnostic & Performance Supervisor at the
Italcementi headquarters. In 1999, he was appointed manager in charge of
Greece and Bulgaria, with his responsibilities subsequently enlarged to
Cyprus, Kazakhstan and Egypt until 2003. From 2004 to 2007, he was Deputy
General Manager of Italcementi S.p.A. responsible for the Industrial
Operations in Italy. Since October 2007, he was Executive vice-president of
Ciments Français, responsible for Group activities in Bulgaria, Greece,
Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Egypt and Kuwait.
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