Sofiane Benmaghnia appointed General Director of Holcim Romania


Bucharest, February 8th 2016 – Sofiane Benmaghnia, Algerian Canadian, 39 years, was appointed General Director of Holcim Romania, effective April 1st, 2016. He will replace François Petry, which was recently nominated as CEO Aggregates Industries – the subsidiary of LafargeHolcim in the United Kingdom.

Sofiane Benmaghnia, General Manager of Meftah Cement Operations, Aggregates & Concrete in Algeria since 2011, and previously 3 years as CFO Lafarge Middle East Aggregates and Concrete, joined LafargeHolcim Group in 1999 as Financial Analyst in Canada. Since then he has built a successful career in different markets in which the Group operates (North America, Middle East, Africa and Europe), covering both strategic and operational roles, gaining over 16 years of experience in the cement industry.

”It is a great honor for me to lead such an extraordinary organization. Holcim Romania has outstanding achievements. These results are the merit of a unique team, true perfectionists who relentlessly push their standards higher and higher. This team, complemented by the opportunities brought by the new LafargeHolcim Group – research and innovation capabilities, global know-how, strong financial foundations, will continue the ascendant trend. As their leader, I am committed to keep Holcim Romania as the partner of choice for any stakeholder, be it employee, customer or community”, stated Sofiane Benmaghnia. 

Sofiane is a CPA, CMA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tunis (Tunisia), a Graduate Certificate in Management Accounting from Concordia University (Canada), and an Executive MBA from Sherbrooke University (Canada).  

For the last two years, François Petry, French, 48, led the Romanian subsidiary of Holcim in an historical moment that led to the creation of the world leader in the building materials industry – LafargeHolcim.  On December 1st, François Petry was appointed CEO Aggregates Industries – the subsidiary of LafargeHolcim in the United Kingdom.

About Holcim Romania

Holcim (Romania) S.A. owns 2 cement plants in Campulung and Alesd, one grinding station and a cement terminal in Turda, 14 environment-friendly ready-mixed concrete plants, 3 aggregates plants, 2 special binders plants and one cement terminal in Bucharest. Holcim (Romania) S.A. employs around 800 people. For additional information, please visit the company’s website at and on the official Facebook page:

Holcim Romania is a member of LafargeHolcim group, which was born following the merger between equals between Lafarge and Holcim in 2015. With over 180 years of combined experience, the Group resulting from the merger aims at entering a new era of leading technologies and innovations in the building materials industry, in order to cope with the challenges of the 21st century.