Anglo American and Lafarge appoint chief executive for joint venture

Mining giant Anglo American and cement maker Lafarge have appointed Cyrille Ragoucy as chief executive for their joint venture, they said today.

Jamie Pike has been appointed non-executive chairman and Guy Young will join as chief financial officer of the joint venture, which will combine Anglo subsidiary Tarmac and Lafarge’s concrete and cement services in the UK.

The joint venture operations should begin early next year, both companies said.