Mahendra Singhi

Business leader, climate defender
Mahendra Singhi is the managing director and CEO of Dalmia Cement, a prominent cement manufacturing group in India targeting to become carbon-negative by 2040.

Why you should listen

Mahendra Singhi leads Dalmia Cement, one of the most profitable and sustainable cement companies, which also has one of the lowest carbon footprints. In 2018, Dalmia Cement committed to become a carbon-negative cement group by 2040. Singhi follows the business philosophy of "clean and green is profitable and sustainable."

Singhi has 43 years of experience in the cement sector. Up until 2013, he led Shree Cement Ltd. for 20 years as one of the most efficient and profitable cement producers. He has represented the business and cement sector globally in platforms including the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit, UN Climate Ambition Summit, Global Climate Action in COP-24 and high-level dialogues with the French presidency. He serves on a range of organizations and commissions in India and abroad, including as carbon pricing champion for World Bank Group and a member of the alliance of CEO climate leaders to the World Economic Forum.

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October 14, 2021

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter When looking to make big change, you can’t be shy about it — and Countdown is as much about boldly transforming the systems already in place as it is about creating new ones. Working to reshape harder-to-abate industries like oil, gas, cement and aviation, […]

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