Raoul de Parisot, President of CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association has 37 years of experience in the cement industry all of them with Vicat, a French International cement company. He joined Vicat as a process engineer in the US and since then has held numerous positions across the Group, including plant Manager, Chief Operating Officer for the US operations and Country Manager for cement concrete and aggregates activities in France, Switzerland, Senegal and Mali. He has been Vicat Deputy General Manager before becoming adviser to the Group Chairman and CEO. Before joining Vicat he worked for British Petroleum in the Dunkirk Refinery. He holds an engineering degree from Ecole des Mines de Nancy, a MS in Economics from Université de Lorraine and a MS in Operations Research from Stanford University.