Bamburi Cement Picks New Non-executive Director

Bamburi Cement PLC today announced Claudia Albertini and Joyce Munene have been appointed Non-executive Director and Company Secretary respectively. 

The two appointments preserve Bamburi Cement’s reputation as having one of the most diverse and balanced statutory boards in Kenya’s construction industry.

Bamburi Cement PLC’s Board Chairman, Dr. John Simba said: “I’m delighted to welcome Claudia and Joyce to the company and Board. They are accomplished experts in their fields and will bring the requisite value creation across the innovative building solutions and sustainable construction sectors. I look forward to Claudia and Joyce’s valuable contribution as the Board and management team work closely together to deliver the execution of Bamburi’s strategy, to achieve our commercial and portfolio priorities and deliver long-term value for shareholders.”

Claudia, an Italian national, has over 26 years’ experience in Finance and Accounting and is currently the Holcim Group’s Chief Financial Officer Asia Middle East Africa Region. She has held a broad spectrum of senior positions within the Holcim Group Services over the past 23 years, including Head of Business Services & Corporate Projects, Holcim Belgium’s CEO and CFO, Lead Regional Controller Europe (excl UK), Regional Controller – UK, Spain, and Trading and Affiliates, among others. She holds Master’s Degree in Economics and Commerce from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy and European Baccalaureate from European School of Varese, Varese, Italy.

Joyce is an accomplished Governance, Legal and Compliance professional with broad career expertise in the financial services sector and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry, as well as an Independent Corporate Governance Consultant. She was previously the Senior Legal Manager & Company Secretary at East African Breweries Limited, the Legal Services Manager & Assistant Group Company Secretary at Equity Bank Group, and Legal Officer at United Insurance Company. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration (Strategic Management) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from University of Pune, India and a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law (KSL). 

They join the company at the heart of its repositioning Strategy 2025: “Accelerating Green Growth” – which is aimed to deliver market leadership growth, innovation and sustainable building solutions, solution and product expansion, and superior performance.