Lafarge Zambia Plc has appointed Jimmy Khan as the company’s new chief executive officer effective February 12.

In a statement availed by Lafarge Board Chairperson Muna Hantuba, Monday, the company announced that Khan has taken over as new chief executive officer and managing director following Vincent Bouckaert’s resignation on December 5, 2018.

“Lafarge Zambia Plc Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Jimmy J. Khan, formerly managing director Lafarge Mauritius & Seychelles, as the chief executive officer and managing director of the company effective 12th February, 2019,” Hantuba stated.

“Mr. Khan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in Accounting and Information System from Virginia Tech University in the United States of America. His career with Lafarge spans 14 years, with his previous roles within the group having included Country Business Process Manager, Audit Manager and HR Manager Cement amongst others. Jimmy brings extensive commercial experience to Zambia, having held various leadership positions as alluded to herein above. Additionally he has been engaged in optimising efficiency, launching new products, creating a culture of communication and performance, as well as reorganising the management system within Lafarge.”

And Khan expressed gratitude at his latest assignment in Zambia.

“I am humbled to have been trusted to manage Lafarge Zambia Plc to future success with the support of the Board and employees. Together, as a team, we shall strive for excellence in the construction sector,” stated Khan.