Nassef Sawiris, an Egyptian national born in 1961, was is a director, member of the Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee, member of the Remunerations Committee, and member of the Strategy, Investment and Sustainable Development Committee of Lafarge. He was elected to the Board of Directors of Lafarge in 2008.
He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Chicago and is director and chief executive officer of Orascom Construction Industries NV, the Netherlands. He joined the Orascom Group in 1992 and became chief executive officer of Orascom Construction Industries SAE, Egypt, in 1998 and chairman in 1999. He later served as director and general manager of several subsidiaries and subsequently became chairman of Lafarge Cement Egypt SAE and held offices in various subsidiaries of the Lafarge Group until 2012.
Nassef Sawiris is a director of BESIX, Belgium, and OCI Partners LP, USA.