Mr Neeraj Akhoury

President, Cement Manufacturers’ Association(CMA)

Mr Neeraj Akhoury brings with him over 30 years of rich experience in the steel and cement industries. He has worked in leadership roles in India and other emerging markets. He began his career with Tata Steel in 1993 and joined the Holcim Group in 1999. He was a member of the Executive Committee of Lafarge India, heading Corporate Affairs followed by Sales. In 2011, he moved to Nigeria as CEO & Managing Director of Lafarge AshakaCem PLC. Thereafter, he was appointed as Strategy & Business Development Director for Middle East & Africa at the Lafarge headquarters in Paris. He was also CEO of Lafarge Surma Cement Limited and Country representative of Holcim Bangladesh.

In February 2017, Mr Akhoury was appointed as Managing Director & CEO of ACC Limited. In February 2020, he took over as CEO India, Holcim, Managing Director & CEO, Ambuja Cements Limited and Non Executive Director, ACC Limited.

Currently, he is Managing Director at Shree Cement Limited.

Mr Akhoury has a degree in Economics and MBA from the University of Liverpool, General Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur and alumnus of Harvard Business School