Germany: Ali Emir Adıgüzel has resigned as the chief executive officer (CEO) of HeidelbergCement trading subsidiary HC Trading. He will be succeeded by Hakan Gurdal, a member of HeidelbergCement’s management board.
In a statement on LinkedIn Adıgüzelthanked HeidelbergCement’s chairman Bernd Scheifele for his support over the last 15 years. He added that it was, normal to have differences of opinion regarding the performance evaluation, strategy and future steps in companies.
Born in Turkey, the 58-year old Adıgüzel graduated from Harvard Business School in the US and the Boğaziçi University Business Administration Department in Turkey. He started his career working in Saudi Arabia and has been the general manager of HC Trading since 1996. He became Trade Chairman for the Mediterranean, Middle East and International regions, which include Turkey in 2004 and was appointed CEO in 2016.