Jebel Ali Cement upgrades capacity to 880,000 tonne per year with new production facility
Jebel Ali Cement (JAC), one of the country’s prominent private cement manufacturing companies, has announced the appointment of Yousuf Sharaf as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. The JAC’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of Sharaf, who is also the Managing Director of Sharaf Industries, the industrial management arm of Sharaf Group.
Sharaf takes over as CEO at a time when JAC has embarked on a major expansion plan. The plant recently completed the construction of an 880,000 tonne per year-capacity production unit in the strategic Jebel Ali Industrial Area and has already confirmed the phase 2 of the expansion to increase the capacity by another one million tonnes per year.
Outlining his strategy for JAC, Sharaf said: “The UAE and the GCC region is witnessing a tremendous boom in real estate and construction activities with massive iconic developments being built. This generates a huge demand for construction materials and resources. Jebel Ali Cement is positioning itself to meet this demand through our new production facility, which we plan to formally inaugurate in May.”
A graduate in Petroleum Engineering from Tulsa University in the US, Sharaf brings to the post his vast experience of 12 years during which he has held various senior managerial positions. As member of the JAC board, Sharaf has contributed to the company’s strategic development and operational performance over the past few years.
“The next phase of the JAC expansion plan has already been approved by the board of directors. We have a few more key projects in the pipeline, which we will announce later this year. These projects will allow us to fulfil the company’s objective of providing clients with high-quality cement products at competitive prices,” Sharaf added.
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