Global building solutions company CEMEX has appointed Jesus Gonzalez as the new UK president with immediate effect. Mr Gonzalez comes to the UK from Panama, where he was President for CEMEX in Central America, covering operations in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Panama.
Mr Gonzalez first joined CEMEX in 1998, following 6 years with McKinsey & Company, the global management consulting firm. Within CEMEX he has held a number of different leadership roles within the company, including Corporate Director of Strategic Planning in Mexico, Vice President of Strategic Planning in the United States and his previous role in CEMEX Central American operations.
Mr Gonzalez holds a BSC in Naval Engineering from Polytechnic University in Madrid and MSc in Business Administration from University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain.
In the UK Jesus Gonzalez will be responsible for a business that generates over £1 billion in annual sales, and has leading positions in aggregates, cement and readymixed concrete. CEMEX UK also produces asphalt, has a significant share of the concrete products sector and employs approximately 4000 people across a network of over 400 locations.
Mr Gonzalez will be based at the company's UK headquarters at Thorpe in Surrey and will be moving to the UK with his wife and two children. He replaces Gonzalo Galindo who has taken up a new position as Regional President for CEMEX USA East.
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