GLOBAL BULK TECHNOLOGIES (GlobBULK) was launched on January 1st 2016 as an alliance of former employees of Holcim Trading.

GlobBULK staff has been providing services to the cement industry for over 25 years*.

Joe Pemberton

Senior Consultant

British, born in 1961

Mechanical engineer, early specialisation in extractive operations for cement manufacture , process engineering and quality management.

30 years international cement manufacturing experience, working with Lafarge, Holcim, and independents in production, general and project management.

Carlos Álvarez-Romero

General Counsel, Secretary of the Board & Partner

Spanish, born in 1963.

Member of the Madrid Bar Association and Executive LLM Northwestern University, Chicago.

General Counsel Holcim Trading S.A, Senior External Counsel Formula E Operations (London), Academic Director of the Citizen Lawyers Program of the Aspen Institute España.

Javier Martínez Goytre

CEO & Partner

Spanish, born in 1961.

MSc in Geology, Master in Geological Engineering. Management programs in St Gallen and IMD.

VP Technical Services and EXCO member at Holcim Trading, Director Projects Holcim Trading, Senior Project Manager Umar SA, Head Cement Import operations CEDESA (BMM Group).

Ricardo González

Senior Consultant & Partner

Spanish, born in 1967.

Rural Engineer with specialization studies in Port Engineering, Quality Management, Project Management, OHS in International Construction.

20 years of international experience in the cement industry as structural engineer, site manager and project manager.

Pablo Polanco Bengoetxea

Senior Consultant & Partner

Spanish, born in 1962.

MSc in Geological Sciences, Master in Hydrocarbons Engineering, Management programs in Davos and IMD, specialized studies in International Project Management, OHS, Contracting and Construction.

25 years of experience in the cement industry as consultant, project manager and mechanical and process engineer.

Javier de Benito

Chairman of the Board

Spanish national, born in 1958.

Studied Business Administration and Economics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, followed by specialization courses at Harvard Business School.

Over 35 years of management experience in industrial environment; the last 12 years as EVP/Area Manager Africa Middle East with Holcim.

Salvador García-Atance

Board Member

Spanish, born in 1951.

Civil Engineer and PhD in Economy.

President and founder of A.B. Asesores, Chairman of Morgan Stanley España, Chairman and founder of Fundación Lealtad, Chairman UN Global Compact Spain.

Jesús Méndez Mateu

Board Member

Spanish, born in 1935.

PhD in Industrial Engineering, and lawyer.

Chairman of Cimbras y Geotecnia and Sotacid, Board member of Belmert Inversiones, Capa and Sotacib. Former CEO of Asland, and Financiera y Minera, Chairman of Asland Cataluña and Precon, Board member of Cementos Rezola.

Robert Künzi

Senior Consultant

Swiss, born in 1975.

Mechanical Engineer and MBA. Lean six sigma green belt.

Material handling, dedusting and dispatch expertise.

>20 years of international engineering expertise in power plant, aluminum and cement industry.

Fernando Funes

Senior Consultant Latin America

Argentinian, born in 1975.

Mechanical engineer with over 15 years of experience in the cement industry as consultant, project coordinator, and project manager.

Loerly Clemente

Financial and Administrative Responsible

Venezuelan, born in 1984.

Studied Business Administration and Economics followed by a Master’s degree in digital marketing and E-Commerce.

More than 10 years of experience administrating and managing different organizations.

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Luis Antonio Pájaro

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Colombian, born in 1966.

Mechanical engineer, specialist in open pit coal mining.

Senior consultant on mechanical equipment erection, supervision and commissioning.

Site management experience for cement plants erection and commissioning.

Qiguo Huang, born in 1974

QA/QC Specialist

Chinese national, born in 1974.

Mechanical engineer with specialization in quality control from the Shangai Metal.

Materials Institute. Over 15 years experience in the cement industry.

Specialized in quality management of main mechanical equipment for cement plants.