Board of Directors


    Non-Executive Chairman

    Xavier Blutel, 66, is currently member of the Strategic Board of Wagram Corporate Finance and President and founding partner of SAS Baudrimont. Xavier Blutel spent 33 years as an international executive in capital intensive industries such as the cement industry, with ItalcementiGroup and Ciments Français Group, and the petrochemicals industry. Besides managing various operations in numerous countries, he was actively involved in screening approach, negotiation and integration of new acquisitions, disposals of non-core businesses and potential mergers. He also spent 6 years (2002-2007) in international lobbying and developed and implemented the Sustainable Development approach in Italcementi Group. He was formerly a director of Shymkent JSC and Beton ATA LLP from 2008 to 2013.


    Chief Executive Officer

    Javier del Ser Perez, 55, is a Chartered Engineer (Spain), master in Structural Engineering and has a degree in Finance from HEC. Javier has lived in Kazakhstan since 1996, when he was appointed as the Investment Adviser to a large investment fund focused on the country. It was through this role that Javier first became involved with the Group's cement business. He is the Chairman of the Company's operating subsidiaries, Central Asia Cement and Karcement. Javier has other business interests in Kazakhstan. Javier is also a Director of Steppe Cement Holding B.V. and Mechanical and Electrical Consulting Services Ltd.


    Non-Executive Director

    Rupert Wood, 50, has been involved in Emerging Market Equities since the mid-1990s, predominantly in Central and Eastern Europe. Starting his career at NatWest Markets in 1996 covering Emerging Europe as an analyst and then in equity sales, he worked at CA-IB/Bank Austria and then at ING, where he managed distribution of Emerging Market Equities to institutional investors as Head of EMEA Equity Sales. He then joined Wood & Co as Head of Sales, before becoming Head of Equities and subsequently Senior Advisor. His wide capital markets experience has spanned the broader EMEA region including Central Asia, Turkey, the Gulf, South Africa, as well as Latin America. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), now a part of University College London (UCL). He is a Board Advisor at Adtones, the mobile advertising technology platform.


    Alternate Director

    Gan Chee Leong, 64, is currently the Executive Director of Mechanical and Electrical Consulting Services Ltd (MECS Ltd). He is a Chartered Accountant from England and Wales. He has about 27 years of experience in cement industry in various capacities. Gan joined CAC and Karcement in August 2004. He was the General Director of Karcement from 2007 till 2018. He held positions as Director of CAC and Karcement until 2018. After many years of service, Gan retired from full time engagement in Kazakhstan at end of 2018, but have retained his engagement on a part time basis in Kuala Lumpur. Since 2019, Gan is also a Director of Steppe Cement (M) Sdn Bhd in Malaysia. Gan Chee Leong is the Alternate Director to the Chief Executive Officer, Javier Del Ser Perez.


    Alternate Director

    Charles Tingey, 44, is currently the Director of Partnerships, Asian Tour. He is responsible for all commercial matters pertaining to the Asian Tour alongside providing key strategic advice. He has over 20 years industry experience in professional sports event delivery, sports marketing & commercial sales, client servicing and government relationships. Charles Tingey is the Alternate Director to the Independent Non-Executive Director, Rupert Wood.