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Claude Lorea
Cement Director at Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)


Ms Loréa leads all aspects of GCCA work related to cement, calling for a practical understanding of its chemistry, production, co-processing, data collection, standards as well as international climate policy, regulatory requirements and trends. With sustainability a key priority of the GCCA, Ms Loréa also leads the smooth transition of the activities of the Cement Sustainability Initiative to the GCCA and recently oversaw the publication of a ‘Sustainability Charter’ and ‘Guidelines’ for the industry. Ms Loréa is a member of the GCCA executive team based at the headquarters in London and recently launched a ‘women in cement and concrete network’.

Ms Lorea joined the GCCA from the European cement industry body, CEMBUREAU where she led on work for more than a decade, most recently as Deputy Chief Executive and Industrial Affairs Director.

Over her career Ms Loréa has built a detailed knowledge of the cement industry, including the sector’s sustainability agenda where, among other achievements, she has led the development of the European Cement Industry Low Carbon Economy Roadmap. Ms Loréa gained a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Brussels before working as an environmental consultant and auditor. She gained her first hands-on experience of the cement industry as an environmental engineer with Cimenteries CBR in Belgium.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Low carbon initiatives across the cement sector: the challenges and the response