Nyika takes over Lafarge Cement as new CEO

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By Alois Vinga

CEMENT manufacturer, Lafarge Zimbabwe (Limited) has appointed Precious Nyika as Chief Executive Officer with effect from March 1 2020.

She takes over from Kaziwe Siame Kaulule who has been elevated to another challenging position within the company.

In a statement, the company’s board chairman, Kumbirai Katsande described the new CEO as a dynamic and results-oriented business leader.

“She is a Zimbabwean national who joined Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe in 2011 coming from a role as Operations General Manager in the furniture retail and manufacturing industry.

“Prior to being appointed to this role, Precious was working as a Director in charge of Human Resources, Strategy and Communications in Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe,” he said.

Katsande said Nyika is a results driven and accomplished executive with over 15 years of experience leading teams in Human Resource Management, Strategy, Operations Management, Projects, Innovation, business consulting and communications.

“From her track record in Lafarge, Precious is skilled at formulating business strategy and mobilising teams to implement strategy with rigour that delivers results. She also achieved remarkable results while serving as President of the Institute of People Management IPMZ from 2017-2019,” he said.

She has also served on boards of many organisations across various industries covering professional institutions, banking organisations, non-governmental organisations and parastatals.

Precious graduated with a Bsc Honours in Psychology and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Zimbabwe. She also holds a postgraduate diploma in Leadership from Harvard Business school.

“The Board of directors, Management and Staff of Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe limited wish Precious success during her tenure in this new role. We also take this opportunity to thank Kaziwe for his outstanding contribution to Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe and wish him the best in his new role,” the statement added.