Mr. Michel Puchercos is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique (1976) and the Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts (1981). He started his career in 1982 at the French Ministry of Agriculture and served as a Director of Orsan, a subsidiary of Lafarge from 1989 .
He worked in senior executive positions in a number of Agro- Food and Chemical Industries in Europe as follows: from 1992-1994 in Jungbunzlauer SA as Executive President, from 1994-1996 as General Manager of the Cana group and from 1996 -1998 Doux, as Executive Vice President of this leading European group specializing in poultry.
Michel returned to Lafarge in 1998 when he was appointed as Director of Strategy and Information Systems of the Gypsum division in Lafarge. In 2003, he moved to the Cement Division as Director of Cement strategy, until his re - assignment to Bamburi Cement as Managing Director in September 2005 till 2009 when he was appointed the President and CEO of Lafarge South Korea Japan Operations.
He was appointed as the GMD/CEO of Lafarge Africa Plc on the 16th March 2016.