Bucharest, August 14, 2013 – Bogdan Dobre, 45, will take over as Marketing and Sales Director of Holcim Romania, starting September 1st, 2013. He will succeed Rossen Papazov who was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Holcim Azerbaijan.
Bogdan Dobre graduated from the Organic Chemistry Faculty at the University of Bucharest and has an EMBA from Tiffin University, USA. Bogdan joined Holcim Romania in 2000 as a Regional Sales Manager. Two years later, he took over the coordination of the cement sales team and, since 2011, he has been managing the RMX and Aggregates business segment.
Rossen Papazov, Bulgarian by citizenship, joined Holcim Romania 3 years ago as Marketing & Sales Director Prior to joining Holcim Romania, Rossen was the Marketing Director of Holcim Belgium and led the Aggregates and RMX Division of Holcim Bulgaria as General Manager, between 2004 and 2007.
„Rossen Papazov’s promotion is a recognition for his contribution to the development of Holcim Romania towards customer centricity. Understanding customer needs and aspiring to meet them in the best possible way is a never ending journey and Rossen led his team on this journey over the past 3 years unassumingly and with energy and open-mindedness. Bogdan Dobre successfully re-shaped our RMX and Aggregates organization in the light of the changed market situation. Under his leadership the partnership with our customers will be further developed with passion and innovation. Holcim Romania thanks Rossen and Bogdan for their work and the commitment they have extended to our company and its customers and wishes them success in their new roles”, said Daniel Bach, General Director of Holcim Romania.
“The past two years and a half represented the best period I had in Holcim, in terms of accumulating experience on a very demanding and competitive market such as the RMX and Aggregates one. From my new position, my priority will be to continue and develop long term partnership with our customers during this crisis period and prepare the business for the time when the cement market will return to sustainable growth”, said Bogdan Dobre.
About Holcim Romania
Holcim (Romania) S.A. owns 2 cement plants in Campulung and Alesd, one grinding station and a cement terminal in Turda, 15 ecological ready-mix stations, 3 aggregates sites, 2 special binders stations and one cement terminal in Bucharest. Holcim (Romania) SA employs around 1,000 people. For additional information, please visit the company’s website at www.holcim.ro
Holcim is one of the leading providers of cement and aggregates (sand and gravel), concrete and asphalt, as well as related services. The Group holds minority and majority interests in about 70 countries on all continents.