With an illustrious career spanning over 19 years with the company, Kaz is a results-driven executive renowned for his exceptional leadership across diverse international landscapes, notably in Europe and Africa. His expertise encompasses operations, digital transformation, business development, mergers and acquisitions, and the achievement of commercial excellence.
In his most recent role, Kaz led the South African business as Chief Executive Office to unprecedented success, doubling the enterprise value and achieving profitability within a remarkable 18 months, turning around a trajectory of over five years of losses.
Joining the construction sector in 2004, he served as the CEO of Zimbabwe and held pivotal roles in Group Audit in France, marketing, commercial, and strategy across various Southern African countries and spearheading digital ventures in the UK.
A holder of an MBA from the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Cape Town, Kaz brings a unique blend of academic rigor and practical experience to his new role.
Dragan Maksimovic, Chief Executive Officer at Aggregate Industries said: “Kaz is distinguished by his ability to build robust teams and drive business growth and commercial transformation in highly competitive markets, particularly in the cement, aggregates, and ready-mix sectors. His strategic prowess is underscored by a proven track record of achieving operational excellence, supervising commercial and production teams, and executing sales, marketing, and retail strategies. I am confident that his appointment will further strengthen the company's position as an industry leader, driving innovation, growth, and sustained success.”
Kaz adds: "I am honoured to join Aggregates Industries UK at such a pivotal moment. The company's commitment to excellence and innovation aligns seamlessly with my own values and I look forward to leveraging my experience and working collaboratively with the talented teams here to drive strategic growth and elevate the Group to new heights in the construction and building materials industry."