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Dalmia Bharat Appoints Former Lafarge India CEO Ujjwal Batria as Chief Operating Officer

July 10, 2018

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) has appointed former Lafarge India CEO Ujjwal Batria as the chief operating officer who will be in charge of leading the company’s operations of sales & marketing, logistics, manufacturing, logistics, manufacturing and technical services departments. Batria, in his 33 years of building experience has also been associated with Tata Steel (Cement division), Century Textiles & Industries (Cement division) and Eicher Motors and has held key leadership positions. “We continue to strengthen our leadership team and are pleased to have Mr. Ujjwal on board to head our manufacturing, sales & marketing and logistics teams,” said Mahendra Singhi, group CEO at Dalmia Cement (Bharat). “We are confident that his rich experience and leadership will be a tremendous asset for driving further our growth story,” Singhi said. Dalmia Bharat has been on a major growth drive which is led by the acquisition of distressed cement assets that the company has undertaken since last year. Under the bankruptcy code, the Puneet Dalmia led company has bid for three companies including the 6 MT Binani Cement, the 3 MT Murli Industries and the 1 MT Kalyanpur Cement; assets that will collectively help the company increase scale as well as tap unexplored markets in the heavily regional cement business. Out of these, while Murli Industries and Kalyanpur Cement has been bagged by Dalmia Bharat, bidding for Binani Cement saw it locking horns with cement giant UltraTech and is likely to result in the latter’s favour.


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