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Dieter Kiefer appointed CEO of Cementos Portland Valderrivas 

11/06/2008

Dieter Kiefer appointed CEO of Cementos Portland Valderrivas 

  • The Spanish cement leader's new CEO is a former senior executive at UBS (Union de Banques Suisses).

The Board of Directors of Cementos Portland Valderrivas has appointed Dieter Kiefer, formerly Chairman of UBS Bank in Madrid, UBS France and UBS Monaco, as the group's new CEO.

Since 2007, Kiefer was also a member of the UBS Group's Managing Board.
José Ignacio Martínez-Ynzenga, the current chairman and CEO of Cementos Portland Valderrivas, will continue as non-executive chairman.

Swiss-born Dieter Kiefer, who lives in Spain, graduated from Insead (Advanced Management Program) and holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland); he has had a lengthy career in the international financial sector.

He has held a range of positions of responsibility in the UBS Group, including: Regional Manager for Western Europe in the area of Wealth Management, and CEO of UBS Luxembourg.

He was also managing director of Global Trade Finance, managing director of the Global Financial Institutions Group, Regional Manager, Western Hemisphere (North and South America), vice-president and department head of the SBC Corporate Banking department in New York, and representative of UBS in Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela.