Temporary board members appointed at Oman Cement

Oman Cement has appointed Xu Gang, Chen Qian, Ian Riley and Li Yeqing as temporary board members following its acquisition by China-based Huaxin Cement. The new personnel will remain in place until the company’s next ordinary general meeting. Former chair Rashid Sultan Al Hashmi and board members Mohammed Sulaiman Al Salmi, Mohammed Abdullah Al Harthi and Sami Abdullah Al Sinani have also resigned.

Li Yeqing is the chief executive officer (CEO), secretary of the party committee and senior engineer at Huaxin Group. He holds a bachelor degree in engineering, a master’s degree in engineering and a Ph.D in business administration. He joined Huaxin Cement in 1987. He also works as the vice chair of the China Building Materials Federation and China Cement Association, and chair of the Hubei Building Materials Federation. He previously held the post of executive vice chair of the Sixth Council of China Building Materials Federation.

Xu Gang is the vice president of the Huaxin Cement. He has worked in various management roles for cement companies such as safety engineer and technical manager. He has also worked as a director for Lafarge and Huaxin Cement. Xu Gang holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Tsinghua University, a bachelor’s degree in safety engineering from the China University of Geosciences and a bachelor’s degree in financial management from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Ian Riley is the head of the World Cement Association. Prior to this, he held various positions such as an executive director of Tianqiao International (Shanghai) Consulting Company, the president of Asilinko Information Technology (Shanghai), the general manager of SIP (Shanghai), Information Director and the assistant and the vice president to the Xeroc. He also served as the head of Holcim Group’s China region. Riley holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Chen Qian is the vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Huaxin Group. Previously he held positions in various financial positions including senior auditor, senior consultant and CFO for several companies. Chan Qian is a Chinese Certified Public Accountant and a fellow member of the Chartered Global Management Accountant. He holds a bachelor’s degree in world economics from Fudan University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Anderson School of Business in the US.