Senior cement consultant with 37 years experience in the cement industry in Asia and Africa
1975: B.Sc. (Production Engineering, a specialized branch of Mechanical Engineering) from Birla Institute of Technology, India
1996: “PED” from IMD - Switzerland
1998-2012: Lafarge Cement: As Regional Industrial/Plant Director: Complete turn around of Malaysian plants (30% reduction in operating cost; 25% production improvement; 30% reduction in MTBF Responsible for multiple plants in West Africa inclusive of performance turn around and rehabilitation Development of Greenfield projects ( 2 X 5000TPD lines) and cement plant acquisitions (South, West and East Africa) Integration,
Capacity expansion and Modernization of acquired plants from Blue Circle in conjunction with Technical Center in Lyon
1975- 1998: Various Senior roles for ACC, Mehta group, Rajashree, Saurashtra Cement groups
Overall in charge of multiple plants (up to 4MT of capacity), responsible for optimal plant performance, capacity expansions, product strategy, distribution, Greenfield and Brownfield development.
Business Strategy; Technical Audits; Plant optimization and debottlenecking; Cost reduction; Product Development; Plant integration; Capacity expansion; Greenfield and Brownfield development.