Nassef Sawiris (1961) was appointed to the Lafarge Board of Directors in January 2008.
Nassef Sawiris is a Director and the Chief Executive Officer of OCI N.V. (the Netherlands). He joined the Orascom Group in 1992, became the Chief Executive Offi cer of OCI N.V.’s predecessor, Orascom Construction Industries (OCI S.A.E.) (Egypt), in 1998 and was also appointed Chairman of OCI S.A.E. in 1999. Mr Sawiris is also a Director of OCI Partners LP (USA) and of the BESIX group (Belgium). Mr Sawiris served on the Board of Directors of the Cairo & Alexandria Stock Exchanges (Egypt) from 2004-2007 and was also a Director of the Nasdaq DIFX (Dubai). Nassef Sawiris holds a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago, USA.
Nassef Sawiris in particular brings to the Board his expertise as an entrepreneur and business developer as well as his experience as an executive offi cer and Director of international industrial groups. The Board also benefi ts from his extensive knowledge of Africa and the Middle East and of the Group’s businesses.
Mr Sawiris holds 1,671 Lafarge shares. (This figure does not take into account the shares owned by NNS Holding Sàrl.)