As of 1st May 2022, Dr. Carsten Sauerland, CEO of HC Trading, will be leaving HeidelbergCement Group to join the PHOENIX group- a leading international integrated healthcare provider as the Chief Financial Officer. Dr. Carsten Sauerland joined HeidelbergCement in 2010 and was appointed as the CFO of Akcansa Cement, Istanbul in 2012. He returned to Heidelberg in 2016 for taking on the responsibility as the Group Director of the Reporting, Controlling & Consolidation department. In September 2020, he was appointed as the CEO for HCT. He re-defined the business strategy for HCT to strive to be the preferred partner for the building material industry in sea-borne trading worldwide.
Under his leadership, as a clear indication of the newly developed strategy and vision, HCT achieved record-high results in cement shipments and consolidated results in FY 2021. We thank Dr. Carsten Sauerland for his valuable contributions and wish him success in his future endeavors.
José María Magrina, General Manager Egypt, Suez Cement, will take over the responsibility as CEO for HC Trading starting from 01st May 2022, and build on the current strategy to continue serving HCT’s customers across the globe, around the clock. José María Magrina has a strong experience in the building materials industry in his roles as CEO of the Arabian Cement Company as well as CEO of Andalus Concrete ReadyMix. He joined the HC Group as General Manager for Suez Cement in Egypt in September 2016.
José María Magrina’s decade-long connection to HCT as a supplier, customer, and HC Group resonates HCT’s objective of providing unparalleled technical expertise to fulfill the commitment to the renewed vision.
We welcome José María Magrina on board and wish him success.