Vasileios Karalis, was appointed as the Group Finance Director of the Company effective 1st February 2022. He also serves as the Regional Finance Director, Kenya and Uganda.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Karalis, a Hellenic national national, was the CFO for Holcim’s East, South Africa and Indian Ocean Area based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He has over 17 year’s finance and corporate leadership experience having joined the Holcim Group in 2007 from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Athens, Greece. After holding several finance positions in Lafarge Athens, Greece, he moved to Lafarge Group in Paris, France as the Investment, Mergers
& Acquisitions Projects Manager. In 2015, he joined Lafarge Cement in Jakarta, Indonesia initially as Vice President - Finance and later as Head of Financial Controlling. In 2018 he was appointed Regional Controller for Middle East and Africa based in Paris and then Zurich, Switzerland. He holds
a Master’s Degree in International Banking and Finance (Distinction) from JM University, Liverpool and is a member of the Economic Chamber of Greece.
Vasileios was appointed to the Board on 21 March 2019.