Mr. Jean Michel Allard was appointed to the Board in March 2012. He is an Independent Expert in the cement industry and a Senior Advisor to the IFC (World Bank). Mr. Allard gained extensive experience during his 42 year tenure with the Vicat Group, an international cement organization. He served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for 22 years and as a member of the Board during the period 1983 to 2009. Prior to these appointments, he held several managerial positions within the company.
Mr. Allard’s other ancillary assignments included membership on the Board of Directors of Syndicat Français de l’Industrie Cimentière and Chairman of the National Commission on Safety for the French Cement Profession. In January 2012, Mr. Allard was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of National Cement Cie Limited - DEVKI Group - Kenya.