10th Africa CemenTrade Summit

18-19 Apr, 2018 - Dakar, SENEGAL

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza
About our Event Speakers
We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.
Mr. Finn Arnoldsen

Finn Arnoldsen graduated from Norwegian Institute of Technology with a Master of Science Degree in Combustion Engineering. He has been working within the cement industry more than 30 years in various managerial positions and mainly in and with cement operations in Africa. He joined the Nigerian business conglomerate BUA Group in 2009 to build up the Group’s cement business and was the Managing Director of EDO Cement until 2017. He is presently the Group COO overseeing the existing operations & pursuing further expansion projects within and outside Nigeria.

Mr. Finn Arnoldsen, Group Chief Operating Officer
Bua Cement Company Limited
Day 1 [Wed 18, April], at 10:40 AM

Dr. Hisham Sherif

Prior to heading Tawazon, a core unit of Qalaa Holding, an African leader in infrastructure and industry, Dr. Hisham Sherif was the CEO of Engineering Tasks Group (ENTAG) and the Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling (ECARU). He led both companies — which are now subsidiaries of Tawazon — in Biomass management projects (collection, transportation and treatment) for producing Biomass derived fuel (BDF), animal feed, and compost.


Dr. Sherif previously served as a lecturer in the Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering of Minya University. As a leading expert in local and international procurement laws and procedures governing licensing, imports and joint ventures he assisted over 30 municipalities in nine countries in upgrading MSW treatment and disposal projects. Furthermore, he helped direct planning, construction and operation of new MSW sorting, composting, and production of refused derived fuel (RDF) and landfilling projects across the region.


He has attended numerous national and international conferences in the field of municipal solid waste, biomass, alternative fuel and energy management and technologies. Dr. Sherif holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Chemical Engineering Department at Minya University, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering, jointly supervised by Minya University and Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland.

Dr. Hisham Sherif, CEO
Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling (ECARU)
Day 1 [Wed 18, April], at 01:30 PM

Mr. Fernando Duenas Pozo

Fernando is currently the Sales Manager in charge of the CEMENGAL´s operations in Middle East and African Regions. Thanks to his personal skills and deep international network, Fernando has reached major achievements for CEMENGAL with regards to market penetration, increase of key accounts and project references.


In   In the past, Fernando has been involved as a Project Manager on the construction of a FTK grinding station for LAFARGE Tanger BK6, Morocco. He also worked as a Project Manager for several industrial, mining and consultancy projects based in London, Madrid, Bahrain and Dubai Offices.


H    He completed his Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) at Instituto de Empresa, IE Business School, Madrid, Spain in 2011 and his degree in Industrial Engineer MEng at the University of Saragossa (Spain).  He has lived for professional reasons in the United Kingdom, Spain, Morocco and in the Middle East Region (Bahrain and Dubai).                

Mr. Fernando Duenas Pozo, Area Sales Manager
Day 2 [Thu 19, April], at 11:40 AM