Noriko Solomon joins Lafarge South Africa as GM of Aggregates
Lafarge South Africa has announced the appointment of Noriko Solomon as General Manager of Aggregates.
Mrs Solomon joined the building materials company from Aveng Grinaker-LTA, where she was Operational Executive in charge of overseeing projects amounting to approximately R1.5-billion.
Solomon’s appointment brings the leadership team of Lafarge South Africa to 67% female.
“We are delighted to welcome Noriko to Lafarge where we believe she will continue her remarkable rise in the construction industry. We believe that she will prove to be an invaluable addition to our company,” said Lafarge South Africa CEO Ken MacLean.
“I am especially delighted that her appointment means women now make up two-thirds of Lafarge South Africa’s senior management team. That is an achievement not only in South Africa but especially in the construction and building materials sector which has traditionally been a very male-dominated industry,” added MacLean.
Solomon has overseen key projects including Kusile Power Station, upgrades on the N1 (Free State) and the rehabilitation of a section of the N12.
She said she was looking forward to making her mark at Lafarge.
“The buildings materials supply sector is obviously a new field for me, but I look forward to learning and growing Lafarge’s share of the aggregates market. This is the start of an exciting new journey for me,” said Solomon.
More information from Unathi Batyashe-Fillis, Tel: +27(0)116571109/www.lafarge.co.za