French award conferred at Lafarge MD

STAFF REPORT ISB:French Ambassador in Pakistan Philippe Thiébaud has conferred the award of the National Order of Merit to Major General Rahmat Khan, Managing Director of Lafarge Pakistan and non-executive Chairman of Board of Directors of Lafarge Pakistan.

The award was given at a reception arranged at the residence of the French envoy.

The National Order of Merit is an order of the State, which was founded in 1963 by President Charles de Gaulle to reward French and foreign nationals for distinguished achievements.

Maj Gen Rahmat has had a first career in the Pakistan Army until he retired in 2002. He then took the reins of the Fauji Cement Company Limited from 2002 to 2005 before becoming the Deputy Managing Director of the Pakistan Cement Company which was acquired by the Lafarge group in 2008.

The Lafarge group specializes in innovative and world class construction solutions and contributes to building better cities in 62 countries, with the help of 64000 employees. It develops value added products and construction systems to meet some of the greatest challenges of urbanization.

Deeply committed to developing and strengthening trade and business ties between Pakistan and France, Rahmat has been for many years the promoter of a positive image for French companies in Pakistan.

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