Lafarge South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Vishal Devan as the new General Manager: Supply Chain for Lafarge South Africa. The position is a newly created role for Lafarge South Africa following the company's decision to adopt a more integrated Procurement model.
Devan holds a BSc Engineering Degree from the University of Natal and a BCom Financial Management Degree from UNISA. He has received Dean's Commendations for numerous distinctions for his MBA which he is completing at Wits Business School (University of Witwatersrand).
Devan's strengths lie in strategic supply chain initiatives and in implementing strategies for short and long-term sustainability and efficiency. He has an impressive track record as a strategic thinker and a team leader. Some of his successes include leading a local and international team to develop state-of-the-art optimisation software recently featured at the European Supply Chain summit. He was also responsible for, the strategic restructure of the logistics and energy portfolios at SABMiller.
Devan is part of Lafarge South Africa's Executive Committee and reports directly to the Country CEO, Ken MacLean.
Commenting on his appointment, MacLean says; "Vishal has an impeccable track record and we are confident that he will add value and be an asset to our business."
"I believe I have joined at a very interesting time for the company and I look forward to the challenge ahead." Devan adds.
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A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 63,000 people in 61 countries, and posted sales of €12.8 billion in 2014. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity.
In South Africa, the company manufactures and supplies cement, aggregates, readymixed concrete, pulverised fly ash, gypsum plasterboard and interior building fittings through its various business units. It focuses on providing solutions to help the sustainable development of better cities that benefit the country's people. Through having a strong presence in all of its business lines, it is in a unique position to contribute to urban construction, while also helping to build better rural towns and villages.
Additional information is available on the website at www.lafarge.co.za
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