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Management Team

At the executive level, our CEO and members of our management team oversee the day-to-day operation of our company. The management team develops, refines, and directs the implementation of our business strategy.


Lorenzo H. Zambrano

Lorenzo H. Zambrano

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Zambrano joined CEMEX in 1968. He was named CEO in 1985 and has served as Chairman of the Board since 1995. Mr. Zambrano holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

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Jaime Elizondo

Jaime Elizondo

President CEMEX South, Central America and the Caribbean

Jaime Elizondo joined CEMEX in 1985, and since then, he has headed several operations, including Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and, more recently, Mexico. He is the current President of CEMEX South, Central America and the Caribbean, and is also in charge of the company’s global Procurement area. He graduated with a BS degree in Chemical and Systems Engineering and an MBA from Tecnológico de Monterrey.


Joaquín Estrada

Joaquín Estrada

President CEMEX Asia

Since he joined CEMEX in 1992, Joaquín Estrada has held several executive positions, including head of operations in Egypt and Spain, as well as of Trading for Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He is currently President of CEMEX Asia, and is also responsible for the company’s global Trading area. Joaquín graduated with a degree in economics from the University of Zaragoza and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa.


Francisco Garza

Francisco Garza

Chairman of CEMEX Latin American Advisory Board and Advisor to the CEO on Institutional Relations

Francisco Garza joined CEMEX in 1988, and has occupied several senior management positions in the company including President of CEMEX USA; President of CEMEX Venezuela; President of CEMEX Panama; President of CEMEX Mexico; and President of the Americas region. Today, he is Vice Chairman of the Board of CEMEX Mexico, and Chairman of the Advisory Board for CEMEX Latin America, supporting CEMEX’s high-level Public Affairs activities both in Mexico and in Latin America. Francisco is a graduate of Tecnológico de Monterrey and has an M.B.A. from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.


Fernando A. González

Fernando A. González

Executive Vice President of Finance (CFO) and Administration

Since joining CEMEX in 1989, Fernando A. González has held several senior management positions, including Corporate Vice President of Strategic Planning; President of CEMEX Venezuela; President of CEMEX Asia; President of CEMEX South America and the Caribbean region; President of CEMEX Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia region; Executive Vice President of Planning and Development; and Executive Vice President of Planning and Finance. He is currently the CFO of CEMEX. Fernando earned his BA and MBA from Monterrey Tech.


Luis Hernández

Luis Hernández

Executive Vice President of Organization and Human Resources

Luis Hernández joined CEMEX in 1996, and has held senior management positions in the Strategic Planning and Human Resources areas. He is currently Executive Vice President of Organization and Human Resources. Luis graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from Monterrey Tech, and holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.


Ignacio Madridejos

Ignacio Madridejos

President CEMEX Northern Europe

Ignacio Madridejos joined CEMEX in 1996 and after holding management positions in the Strategic Planning area, he headed CEMEX operations in Egypt, Spain, and Western Europe. He is currently President of CEMEX Northern Europe, and is also responsible of the company’s global Energy and Sustainability area. Ignacio graduated with a MSc in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and holds an MBA from Stanford University.


Jaime Muguiro

Jaime Muguiro

President CEMEX Mediterranean

Jaime Muguiro joined CEMEX in 1996, and held several executive positions in the areas of Strategic Planning, Business Development, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates, and Human Resources. More recently, he headed CEMEX operations in Egypt. He is currently President of CEMEX Mediterranean, which includes operations in Spain, Egypt, Croatia, and the Middle East. He graduated with a Management degree from San Pablo CEU University, and holds a Law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Juan Romero

Juan Romero

President CEMEX Mexico

Juan Romero joined CEMEX in 1989, and has held several high-ranking positions within the organization, including President of CEMEX operations in Colombia, Mexico, the South America and the Caribbean region, and the Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia region. He is currently President of CEMEX in Mexico, and is also in charge of the company’s global Technology area. Juan Romero graduated from the University of Comillas, where he studied Law, Economics, and Management.


Víctor M. Romo

Víctor M. Romo

Executive Advisor to the Chairman and CEO

Mr. Romo joined CEMEX in 1985, and has held senior management positions including President of CEMEX South America and Caribbean Region and Executive Vice President of Administration. Currently, he is Executive Advisor to the Chairman and CEO, and responsible for the coordination of the Board's Audit and Corporate Practices Committees. Victor earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and his M.S. degree in administration from Monterrey Tech.


Juan Pablo San Agustín

Juan Pablo San Agustín

Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and New Business Development

Juan Pablo San Agustín joined CEMEX in 1994 and has held executive positions in the Strategic Planning, Continuous Improvement, e-Business, and Marketing areas. He is currently Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and New Business Development. He graduated with a BS from Metropolitan University, and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa.


Karl Watson Jr.

Karl Watson Jr.

President CEMEX USA

Karl Watson Jr. formally joined CEMEX in 2007, after a successful career of more than 19 years in the building materials industry. Since then he has held several senior positions in the company’s operations in Florida and the Eastern region of the United States. Before joining CEMEX he headed the ready-mix concrete and concrete products divisions of Rinker in the USA and Australia. He is currently President of CEMEX USA. Karl holds an MBA from the University of Nova Southeastern, Florida.

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