Finance Monthly - CFO Awards 2022

Finance Monthly CFO Awards 2022 Nigeria 70 About Jacques Piekarski Jacques Piekarski is the Chief Financial Officer/Executive Director of BUA Cement Plc. He is a graduate of the Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, and holds an MBA from the Robert Kennedy College, Zurich, Switzerland. A seasoned finance professional with over 30 years’ experience, Jacques has held several C-suite finance roles across Europe and Africa in various industries including FMCG, Cement, Trading, and Mining. Over the course of his career, Jacques has had significant achievements in setting-up finance and operational strategies, re-organizing finance functions, financing (loans, bonds, rights issue, debt restructuring), M&A, leading transformation, revenue and cost optimization projects, various expansions and projects including ERP implementations. Prior to joining BUA Cement, Jacques was Group CFO for TGI Group Nigeria – one of the largest Food and Agric privately owned conglomerates in the country. Earlier on, he was the Group CFO of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc. FirmProfile We are BUA Cement – A proudly African, World-class cement producer with a focus on sustainable business practices offering products that meet the highest standards and an exceptional financial performance. BUA Cement was incorporated in 2008 and commenced operations in the same year through its floating cement terminals, ‘BUA Cement 1’, designed specifically for bulk and bag cement unloading. In 2009 BUA Group acquired the Cement Company of Northern Nigeria, CCNN (Sokoto Cement) and the Edo Cement Company to boost and increase the metric tonnes of annual cement production in the country. CFO of BUA Cement Plc Jacques Piekarski OUR VISION To be a highly competitive market leader in Nigeria. OUR MISSION To produce and market high quality cement for National development OUR CORE VALUES • Respect • Innovation • Commitment • Excellence

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