Lafarge has announced the appointment of Sara Ravella as Director of Communications. Sara Ravella also joins the Group Executive Committee.
Sara Ravella, 37 years old, graduated from Bocconi University in Milan (Italy) and holds a PhD from the London School of Economics (U.K.).
She joined Lafarge in 2003, as Senior Vice-President Organization, Development and Training, within the Human Resources department. In this role, she built the Lafarge University and supported the Group in its organizational and cultural change.
She started her career at the United Nations in Geneva. She then occupied international posts in strategy, change management, development of human resources and organizations at several companies, including STMicroelectronics and Rhodia.
Her appointment has been made following the departure of Philippe Hardouin, Director of Communications at Lafarge from 2001 to 2008, who is going to take on new responsibilities outside the Group.
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Lafarge is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With 90,000 employees in 76 countries, Lafarge posted sales of Euros 17.6 billion and net income of Euros 1.9 billion in 2007.
Lafarge is the only company in the construction materials sector to be listed in the 2008 ‘100 Global Most Sustainable Corporations in the World'. Lafarge has been committed to sustainable development for many years, pursuing a strategy that combines industrial know-how with performance, value creation, respect for employees and local cultures, environmental protection and the conservation of natural resources and energy. To make advances in building materials, Lafarge places the customer at the heart of its concerns. It offers the construction industry and the general public innovative solutions bringing greater safety, comfort and quality to their everyday surroundings.