Votorantim Cimentos’ CEO receives award from Brazilian newspaper Valor Econômico

For the second year in a row, Walter Dissinger, Chief Executive Officer of Votorantim Cimentos, was the winner in the Construction Industry category of the "Executivo de Valor" award, promoted by Valor Econômico, one of Brazil's main newspapers. The award, which is in its 16th edition, recognized the ability of executives in 23 sectors to conduct their businesses during the year 2015. The winning executives were chosen by a jury composed by leaders of the most renowned executive recruitment companies in Brazil.

In an exclusive piece about the award, published in the 16th edition of the Executivo de Valor booklet, we can see the reason behind this achievement: Walter works every day to innovate. "The leader cannot afford to relax, having to reinvent himself", he says. In addition, this applies to the company's performance in the market. "Who reinvents himself does not need to be afraid of competitors, new technologies or other business models", says Walter. That is what we are doing here at Votorantim Cimentos: Innovating to create different types of cement for each market need, like our new portfolio - the biggest innovation in 83 years history of VC.

Walter points out that our company is also structuring itself as a global company, "with various accents, but one language". Creating connectivity is not an easy task; after all, there are more than 15,000 employees worldwide. However, I always talk to my team and we are aware of the importance of building a strong relationship between us. The trust begins here", says Walter.

The award ceremony took place on May 23 in São Paulo.