Philippines: Samuel O Manlosa has been appointed as the manager of Holcim Philippines’ Davao plant. He succeeded Xavier Arul Kennedy Savarimuthu in the post, who has been reassigned by the LafargeHolcim Group to lead plant operations in Nigeria.
Previously, Manlosa led a project to improve systems and processes to yield efficiency gains for Holcim Philippines' manufacturing operations. He has worked as a process and automation expert for LafargeHolcim's operations in Southeast Asia supporting plants in seven countries. Manlosa has also been sent to Holcim Switzerland for training on advanced process engineering and cement manufacturing. A native of Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte, he is a graduate from the Mindanao State University in Marawi City.
LafargeHolcim signed an agreement with San Miguel Corporation in mid-2019 for the divestment of its entire 85.7% shareholding in Holcim Philippines. The process is still ongoing.