Bruno Lafont

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"Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge, Bruno Lafont (1956) is a graduate of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales leading business school (HEC 1977, Paris) and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA 1982, Paris)...

"In December 2008, he announced the acquisition of Orascom Cement, the leading cement player in the Middle East and Mediterranean Basin, marking a decisive acceleration of the Group's development in fast growing emerging markets.

"Bruno Lafont is co-chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development's (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative, which brings together major Cement companies from around the world. He also co-chairs the Energy Efficiency in Buildings initiative launched with United Technologies under the aegis of the WBCSD. He is special adviser to the mayor of Chongqing, a Chinese city with 32 million inhabitants." [1]

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  1. Bruno Lafont, Lafarge, accessed February 9, 2011.