Jose Maria Magrina
Company: Arabian Cement Company
Biography: Jose Maria Magrina was appointed CEO of Egypt’s Arabian Cement Company in 2007. The company was founded by a group of private Egyptian shareholders in 1997, with the aim of producing 2.7 million t/y of grey cement for the local market. Spain’s Cementos La Union acquired the firm in 2004 and completed the construction of the plant, which now produces 5 million t/y.
Magrina is an industrial engineer, having graduated in 1996 from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Madrid. In 2004, he completed an international master’s degree in business administration at the Instituto de Empresa in Spain.
Prior to joining Arabian Cement Company, Magrina worked at the UK’s Deloitte Consulting from 2001-03, focusing on project management and supply chain management in the oil and gas, and construction sectors. In 2005, he joined US consultants Accenture as a manager.
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