Lafarge CEO Murena quits 

Source: Lafarge CEO Murena quits – NewsDay Zimbabwe

By Online Reporter

LAFARGE Cement Zimbabwe chief executive Precious Murena has resigned after serving for 18 months at the cement manufacturing giant.

The cement manufacturer confirmed that Murena had tendered her resignation with immediate effect and that chief finance officer Amr El Moufay, will take over as acting chief executive officer until the appointment of a substantive chief executive anytime soon.

Lafarge Cement board chairman Kumbirai Katsande said Murena left to pursue other interests, praising her for producing positive results during her first 12 months at the helm. He said Murena championed capital projects and introduced new technologies in building.

“After a career spanning 10 years of service, with 18 months spent at the helm of Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe Limited, we announce that Precious Murena is stepping down as CEO of Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe Limited, in order to pursue new interests outside the Holcim Group,” Katsande said.

“Precious will always be remembered as the first female Zimbabwean to become a chief executive officer of Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe Limited.”

Murena was appointed CEO on March 1, 2020, taking over from Kaziwe Siame Kaulule who was elevated to another position within the group. She had joined Lafarge in 2011.