Nassef Sawiris (1961) was appointed to the Lafarge Board of Directors in January 2008. Nassef Sawiris is the major shareholder, Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of Orascom Construction Industries (OCI), currently the largest listed company on the Egyptian Stock Exchange.
Mr Sawiris joined the Orascom Group in 1992 and became the Chief Executive Officer of Orascom Construction Industries in 1998 ahead of its initial public offering, which was successfully completed in 1999. He leads the company in devising its investment strategies. He led the establishment of its cement business, investments in natural gas industries and significant geographic expansion of the construction group.
Through investment in complementary business, Mr Sawiris has grown the family business into an international corporation. He is also a Director of the BESIX Group (Belgium) and of NNS holding, a privately-owned investment group in Luxembourg and a Director of the Dubai international Financial Exchange (Nasdaq DIFC). He joined Citigroup's international Adisory Board in 2010. Nassef Sawiris holds a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago, USA.
His term of office expires after the General Meeting called to approve the 2011 financial statements.
Mr Sawiris holds 1,671 Lafarge shares.
(this figure does not take into account the shares owned by NNS Holding Sàrl)