(Last Updated on September 13, 2021 by zimdaily)
HARARE – Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe Limited (Lafarge) has announced the stepping down of Precious Murena from the company after a career spanning 10 years of service with 18 months as the Chief Executive Officer.
Murena joined Lafarge in 2011 and rose through the ranks to become Chief Executive Officer in 2020.
Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer, she had worked for the company in capacities that include Industrial and Welfare Manager and Human Resources and Communications Director.
In a statement, Lafarge Board Chairman, Kumbirai Katsande highlighted that during Murena recorded remarkable results in her first year as Chief Executive Officer.
“…Murena championed capital projects and introduced new technologies in building. She will always be remembered as the first female Zimbabwean to become a Chief Excutive Officer at Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe,” Katsande said.
Speaking on her stepping down, Murena said her experience at Lafarge was filled with transformation, innovation and growth.
“The last two years have been exhilarating. I relished the opportunity of churning out new cement and Dry Mortar products, rolling out cutting-edge digital solutions, new construction technologies , building mass affordable housing units and building new manufacturing plants to tap into the growth of the Zimbabwean market.
“I am blessed to have worked with an exceptional team that believed in the ambitious vision we were gunning for. The Lafarge Zimbabwe team is a passionate and relentless winning team. I will always remember how the team rallied together when the chips were down…..Fighting to win like there is no tomorrow. Thank you for the memories,” Murena said.
Amr Elmowafy Aly Mowafy who is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Lafarge will assume the role of Acting Chief Executive Officer.