WCA Names New President

The World Cement Association (WCA) has appointed Wei Rushan as president, succeeding Song Zhiping. He is president and executive director of China National Building Materials Co. Ltd. (CNBM), the world’s largest cement producer.

“On behalf of the board and employees at WCA, I would like to express our gratitude to Song Zhiping for his invaluable contribution in founding and nurturing WCA. His ideas will continue to guide us,” said Ian Riley, CEO of WCA. “Wei Rushan brings a new range of skills and ideas that will mark a new chapter in WCA’s growth. I am excited to work with him for the good of the whole cement industry.”

Wei has extensive experience in strategy, investment and capital management, and transformation and development. He has held a range of senior roles within CNBM Group over the last 15 years, and was appointed to his current position in December 2022. 

Speaking at the closing of WCA’s annual conference in Dubai, Wei said, “As a platform for communication and exchange, WCA shall follow the principles of openness, inclusiveness, connectivity and win-win cooperation, and continue to provide value-added services to its members through annual conferences, member forums, professional committee activities, etc. There is an African proverb, ‘One person can go faster, but a group of people can go further.’ Let’s work together, build consensus and create a healthier and more sustainable future for the industry.”

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