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Alvaro Poncioni Mérian

Independent Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment: 1st August 2023

Alvaro Poncioni Mérian is the Founder & Managing Partner of EDNAM Capital. He was the Global Head of Building Materials at Morgan Stanley Investment Banking. During his nearly 20-year career, he was involved in most of the cement sector’s reshaping M&A transactions.

Alvaro has acted as a trusted advisor to senior decision-makers around the globe and has advised on completed M&A and capital markets transactions totalling more than US$110 billion.

Alvaro attended “Classes Preparatoires” at Lycee Chateaubriand, holds an MSc. in Management & Finance from HEC Paris and M.A. in Public Affairs & International Relations from Sciences-Po Paris. He is a “Concours General des Lycées” laureate.

Alvaro was born in Paris and educated in Brazil, Argentina, France and Portugal. He is passionate about mountaineering, history and literature. He is a member of the Royal Philatelic Society.

He speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese and English.