BUA Cement on Thursday announced the appointment of Jacques Piekarski, as its new executive director/chief financial officer effective October 2, 2020.
Prior to his appointment, Jacques was Group CFO at TGI Group.
A statement signed by Ahmed Aliyu, company secretary, and made available to SummitNews, quoted Abdul Samad Rabiu, chairman, BUA Cement Plc, as saying the “Board is confident that Jacques broad experience, strong leadership capabilities and understanding of the industry will ensure that BUA Cement is well positioned to take advantage of available opportunities to drive improved operational performance and sustain our profitable growth trajectory.”
The Managing Director/CEO BUA Cement Plc. Engr. Yusuf Binji, said: “we are thrilled to welcome Jacques Piekarski to BUA Cement.
“Jacques brings a wealth of experience to this role – both in the Nigerian cement industry and the African region as a whole.
“ I am certain his skills and experience will make a significant contribution and continue to drive the company forward.“
Jacques Piekarski, is a seasoned finance professional with over 26 years experience.
Prior to joining BUA Cement, Jacques held several C suite finance roles across Europe and Africa in FMCG, Cement, trading and mining.
Over the cause of his career, Jacques has had significant achievements in setting up or re-organising finance departmens, financial (loans, bond, rights issue, debt restructuring and refinancing), revenue and cost optimization programmes,various expansion and projects including ERP implementations, and controlling.
He is known as a charismatic, results-driven and dynamic leader, with strong business acumen.
A Swiss and French National,Jacques was born in Switzerland. He is a graduate from the Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, and holds an MBA from the Robert Kennedy College, Zurich, Switzerland.
BUA Cement is the second largest manufacturing company by Market capitalization on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
The company currently has its plants in Sokoto and Edo states with a total installed capacity of 8million metric tonnes per annum.
The company is expected to complete construction of an additional 3million metric tonnes per annum plant in Sokoto by 2021.