Fernando Gonzalez appointed as president of the Global Cement and Concrete Association

Fernando Gonzalez appointed as president of the Global Cement and Concrete Association

Fernando Gonzalez has been appointed as the president of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA). He has been the association’s vice-president since 2018 and succeeds outgoing president Jan Jenisch.

Gonzalez has called for industry and governments around the world to establish a “robust regulatory framework” that can further accelerate the cement and concrete sector’s decarbonisation efforts. He said “It is a great honour to be president of the GCCA – cement and concrete are the world’s essential building materials. As an industry, we’ve gone beyond the commitment phase to taking decisive action today to reduce our CO2 emissions.”

Gonzalez is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Cemex. He has worked for the company since 1998. On the operational side, he has led various regions of Cemex, including Europe, Asia and South Central America and the Caribbean, and has held corporate positions in strategy, planning, business development and human resources. He was appointed Executive Vice President of Planning and Development in 2009, chief financial officer in 2011, and has been the company’s CEO since 2014.