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.

Raúl Pérez Suárez

Cement Ops. and Sustainability & Partner

Spanish born in 1960.

MSc in Structural Geology with additional studies in Human Resources, Communication and Coaching.

34 years working at Lafarge in cement operations worldwide, several years as Plant Manager, VP Industrial for cement & aggregates in Spain and Greece, and in the las 3 years as VP Sustainability Director in LafargeHolcim Spain.

Carlos Álvarez-Romero

Head of Legal & Administration, 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

Head of Consulting, Logistics & 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

Head of CAPEX, Project Management & 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.

Dominik Casanova

Senior Business Strategy Consultant

Swiss, born in 1975.

Master in Process Engineering, management program at IMD.

15 years of experience in the cement industry in Europe, South America, Africa and the Middle East.
Areas of expertise: business development, financial planning.

Harpreet Duggal

Business Development Middle East & East Africa

Indian, born in 1967.

MBA, BSc in Electronics, Management programs in IMD and IIM

18 years of management experience in the cement industry in Africa and the Middle East. CEO Black Rock Cement, CEO Dangote Cement Tanzania, Joint President–International, Binani Cement, Director of Marketing and Strategy, Tanga Cement (Holcim), Secretary East Africa Cement Producers Association.

Artem Kozinets

Senior Process Engineer

Russian - Slovak national, born in 1977.

MSc in Environmental and Geo Sciences.

Over 15 years experience in the cement industry. Specialized in operation, optimization and design of pyro process and grinding equipment, improvement programs for clinker, cement quality and raw mix management for cement plants and related mineral industries.

Jean-Luc Josse

Cement process expertise and commissioning

French, born in 1963.

Master degree Mining (Nancy - France), Certificate of Chinese Learning (Lyon - France).

28 years within Lafarge in industrial positions (production, process expert, projects, performances), and international trainer, then 5 years in CRH as Technical Advisor. 17 years expatriation in China: speaks Mandarin. Now, international assistance expert.

Qiguo Huang

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.

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.

Jordi Soteras

Cement Process Trainer

Spanish born in 1964.

Physicist specialized in industrial processes with over 30 years of experience in the cement industry, working in different areas, such as manufacturing process, training, quality control, new works, environmental impact...

Gonzalo Martínez

Operations Assistant

Spanish, born in 1995.

Studied Medicine and Social Integration with a specialization in Health & Safety, Cement Process and currently studying a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Management.

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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