Cement major, ACC said Neeraj Akhoury has taken charge as its Managing Director and Chief Executive, after being appointed in December last year. A steel and cement veteran, Akhoury, who joins the company from Lafarge Surma Cement, where he was the chief executive, took charge the ACC. “This is an exciting phase for the company and the cement industry as the government moves ahead with its agenda for transformative economic growth,” he was quoted as saying. Mr. Akhoury added he will focus on customer service, operating performance and cost competitiveness. He started his career with Tata Steel in 1993 and joined the LafargeHolcim Group in India in 1999. In 2011, he moved to Nigeria as CEO & MD of Lafarge AshakaCem PLC, and then was appointed as Strategy and Business Development Director for Middle East & Africa at the Lafarge headquarters in Paris.
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