National Council for Cement and Building Materials appoints Dalmia Cement (Limited) Group CEO, Mahendra Singhi as Chairman

National Council for Cement and Building Materials appoints Dalmia Cement (Limited) Group CEO, Mahendra Singhi as Chairman

National Council for Cement and Building Materials appoints Dalmia Cement (Limited) Group CEO, Mahendra Singhi as Chairman

Chennai, August 6, 2018:

National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM), the premier government body forcement and construction industries announced the appointment of Mahendra Singhi, Group CEO of Dal mia Cement (Bharat) Ltd., as itsnew Chairman. Mr. Singhi has been a part of the board of Governors of NCCBM since 2013 . NCCB Moperates under the administrative control of Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India, for technology development, transfer, continuing education and industrial services for cement and cons truction industries.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr A Saxena, Director General of NCCBM said,

“We are fortunate to have som eone of Mr Singhi’s calibre and experience to lead NCCBM. We are at a critical phase of development of our centres of excellence and we need renewed leadership to successfully implement our research, strengthen our technology initiatives and take advantage of the opportunities ahead for sustai nable development of cement andconstruction sector. Mahendra Singhi is a technology visionary with a proven track record of execution. Furthermore, as a me mber of NCCBM’S board of governors for the past five years,he has a deep understanding of NCCBM’s capabilities and potentials. ”

A prominent figure in the Indian manufacturing industry, Mahendra Singhi has played a prominent role in the gr owth and development of the country’s cement sector over the last 40 years. Beginning in 1978 with Birla Gr oup, he has held leadership positions with major cement companies: Shree Digvijay Cement, Ultratech Cement, and Shree Cement, in various capacities. He led Shree Cement before his present appointment. His expertise lies in driving and sustaining industry leadership in a global context, fostering self-actualization and competencies at ev ery level through a robust backbone of trust, support, innovation, reward and happiness.

He serves as co-chair of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) in India and Vice-President of Cement Man ufacturer’s Association (CMA). A thinker and advocate of Sustainability, Mr. Singhi has been the driving-force in inculcating this concept in the objectives and operations of the companies he has worked with. Under his dyna mic leadership, Dalmia Cement has been ranked # 1 cement company across global cement sector by award winning research series of CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project).

Mr. Singhi has also represented Indian business and cement sector during COP-23/22/21 and High-Level Gov ernment-Business Dialogues invited by French Presidency among the ministerial representatives, the global business leaders and civil society in addition to Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony on invitation of former UN General Secretary Mr. Ban ki-moon.

On his appointment Mr Mahendra Singhi said,“

I am really honoured to be trusted with the top job at NCCBM, after successfully completing 5 wonderful years of association with the council. It has been a tremendously rewarding journey in the cement industry and this role will add more learning for better future & happiness. It would be my utmost endeavor to promote research and scientific work connected with waste to wealth, cement and building materials trade and industry and I am certain that together with NCCBM, we will make huge strides and carry out many ambitious projects to make an impact on society worldwide.”

About Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited (BSE Code: 533309 | NSE Sym bol: DALMIABHA and listed in MSE), is a leading player in cement manufacturing since 1939. It has been globally ran ked no. 1 by CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project). It is one of the largest and most diverse cement com panies in India and is the world’s greenest cement company. With a growing capacity, currently at 26 MnT, it is also the fourth largest manufacturing capacity in the country. Spread across nine states and 12 manufacturing units, the company is also the category leader in super-specialty cements used for oil wells, railway sleepers and air strips and is the country’s largest producer of slag cement. It has lowest carbon footprint in the global cement industry. Visit us at http://www.dalmiacement.com