Bimlendra Jha is the new CEO of Ambuja Cement
Former Tata Steel UK chief executive Bimlendra Jha has been appointed as the new managing director and CEO at Ambuja Cement as current MD Ajay Kapur gets ready step down from the role after resigning in December.
Jha’s appointment will come into effect from March 1, 2019.
Associated with Tata Steel for nearly three decades, Jha has held multiple leadership roles over the last six years including executive chairman of long products Europe, executive director on the board of Tata Steel Europe and CEO of Tata Steel UK, looking after operations in the UK, Sweden and Canada.
He has been actively involved in “strategic portfolio restructuring and supply chain transformation in Europe and market development, sales and brand management, and innovation in construction practices in India”, a release by Ambuja Cement said. Jha will be succeeding Ajay Kapur who has been associated with the cementmaker for 26 years and quit to “pursue a career outside the cement industry”.