Jose Lius Seijo has taken over from fellow Cemex executive, Alejandro Ramirez Cantu, as the new chief executive of Trinidad Cement.
Seijo, who was named head of Trinidad Cement group on May 4, says cement company will be investing in its plant and people to add value and grow capacity.
He was previously Cemex’s regional head of strategic and financial planning for Spain and the Mediterranean. His other job assignments have included Mexico-corporate strategic planning; Israel-chief financial officer; Bangladesh-chief executive officer; and Latvia-chief executive officer.
Cantu had been acting chief executove of Trinidad Cement since last August following the forced departure of Dr Rollin Bertrand.
Seijo said he would focus on increasing capacity and market growth. “The TCL Group [Trinidad Cement] has huge potential. My immediate job is to tap into all our resources-essentially to mobilise the skills of our workforce against a backdrop of improved operational efficiencies and prudent investments to ensure a sustainable future,” he said.
Seijo was educated at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom, with a background in mechanical engineering and finance. Cemex is the largest shareholder in Trinidad Cement with 39.5% cent holdings, through subsidiary Sierra Trading, a near doubling of its stake since March of this year.