Management team

  • Frédéric Aubet

    Frédéric Aubet

    Managing Director CRH Ukraine

    Nationality: French
    Born: 1966 
    Appointed to the current role: January 2018Graduated as Mechanical Engineer from ICAM University (Lille, France) and in Management Administration (Birkbeck College, University of London); Frédéric Aubet joined CRH in 2016 and was previously Managing Director for Serbia. 
    Prior to joining CRH, following several roles in supply chain, he joined Lafarge in 2002, and works in Central-Eastern Europe since 2005, where he held several roles as Managing Director (Moldova, Hungary), and Sales Director (cluster Central Europe).

  • Klaus Eichas

    Klaus Eichas

    Operations Director Cement 

    Nationality: German
    Born: 1959
    Appointed to the current role: April 2015
    Klaus Eichas has been working since 1993 in various roles in cement business. He joined Holcim in the same year and held a number of positions, including Production Manager and Plant Manager in Germany (1997 – 2007) as well as Technical Director in Russia (2007 – 2009). He was responsible as Technical Director for the erection of a green field cement plant in Kazakhstan for Vicat (2009 – 2011). After working for VDZ as a Senior Consultant mainly in Russian speaking countries he joined CRH in 2015.
    Graduated as Mining Engineer and holds a PHD in process engineering from Technical University of Clausthal / Germany

  • Philipp Raich

    Philipp Raich

    Industrial Director Cement
    Nationality: Austrian. 
    Born: 1969.
    Appointed to the current role: February 2019.
    Philipp Raich joined cement industry after graduating at Mining University in Leoben Austria. He started his career as Technical Sales Adviser in Perlmooser Zementwerke in Austria followed by first plant experience as Quality Manager in Mannersdorf cement plant. After Perlmooser Zementwerke being integrated into Lafarge, in 1999 he moved toCzech Republic, Cizkovice plant, first as Operations Manager and later as Plant Manager. In 2004 Philipp changed to Lafarge Becoin plant in Serbia as Plant Manager to start-up the modernized dry kiln line. In 2006 he returned to Mannersdorf plant for six years of plant management. In 2012 Philipp changed to Lafarge Vienna Technical Centre as Performance Manager for CECIS, later as Global Industrial Cost Director. In 2015-2016 he was engaged in merging the technical centers of Holcim and Lafarge working in Switzerland. In 2016 Philipp left LafargeHolcim towards Aalborg Portland in Denmark as Plant Manager.

  • Maryna Mukhodinova

    Maryna Mukhodinova

    HR Director

    Nationality: Ukrainian. 
    Born: 1978
    Appointed to the current role: November 2013
    Maryna Mukhodinova joined CRH Ukraine in 2013 as HR Director. Prior to joining CRH, she worked for a number of years as a lawyer and HR Director in large multinational company. Graduated as Lawyer from Kiev National Economic University, and holds an MBA from IMI-Kiev (International Management Institute)

  • Michal Burzynski

    Michal Burzynski

    Financial Director CRH Ukraine
    Nationality: Polish
    Born: 1975
    Appointed to the current role: July 2018
    Michal Burzynski joined CRH in 2003 and held number of positions, including  financial controller of lime and aggregates business in Poland, CFO of Trzuskawica, MD in sand and gravel business, recently Deputy FD in CRH Ukraine.
    Graduated in University of Economics in Krakow (Poland) , member of ACCA.

  • Miguel Machado

    Miguel Machado

    Development Director 

    Nationality: Portuguese. 
    Born: 1976.
    Appointed to the current role: September 2014.
    Miguel Machado joined CRH in 2012 as General Director of Odessa Cement. While at CRH, later on appointed Integration Manager of Mykolaiv Cement following its acquisition in September 2013. Chairman of the Association of Cement Producers of Ukraine (Ukrcement). Graduated in Industrial Engineering and Management in ISCTE (Lisbon), and holds a Post-Graduation in Corporate Finance and Management Control Systems in CEMAF (Lisbon).

  • Andre Peralta

    Andre Peralta

    Commercial and Logistics Director Cement

    Nationality: Portuguese.
    Born: 1976. 
    Appointed to the current role: January 2016. 
    André Peralta began his career at UNILEVER where he worked in various positions, including demand planning manager, production planning manager, customer relations manager and supply-chain manager. Founded own real estate business in 2005 in Lisbon. Invited to Ukraine in 2007 as Logistics Director at Cement LLC (Odessa) as part of the Portuguese management team. Logistics and Commercial Director at Cement LLC since 2009, was transferred to Podilskiy Cement PJSC as Logistics Director in 2014. Since 2015, combines this function with the one as CRH Regional Commercial Director Eastern Ukraine responsible for Podilskiy Cement PJSC’s and Cement LLC’s sales. Graduated in “Management and Industrial Engineering” from ISCTE (Lisbon), and holds an MBA from ESAI (Lisbon) with the speciality in “Real Estate Evaluation and Promotion”.

  • Damien Lynch

    Damien Lynch

    Health & Safety Manager (Ukraine) / General Director (Cement LLC)

    Nationality: Irish

    Born: 1985

    Appointed to the current role: June 2018 as a H&S Manager (Ukraine) and September 2018 as a General Director LLC Cement

    Damien Lynch began his career at CRH in 2006 having graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Limerick (UL). Damien has worked in a variety of positions as Mechanical Engineer for Irish Cement, Project Manager for Podilsky Cement PJSC and Operations Director for Cement LLC. He also holds an MBA from the University of Limerick (UL), a Mechanical Engineering Certificate from Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and a Health & Safety Certificate from University College Dublin (UCD). Appointed to the post of H&S Manager in June 2018. Since September 2018, he combines this function with the one as General Director for Cement LLC.

  • Kevin McKeown

    Kevin McKeown

    Chairman of the Management Board (General Manager) PAT Podilsky Cement

    Nationality: Irish

    Born: 1980

    Appointed to the current role: December 2018

    Graduated as Civil Engineer from Cardiff University (Great Britain) and holds a Master in Business Administration (Warwick Business School).

    Kevin joined CRH in 2004 and has worked in CRH Ukraine since 2009 joining the team as programme manager for the kiln 7 dry line project.

    Following commissioning of the new line, was involved in the development of the engineering department within Podilsky Cement in line with the needs of the new equipment.

    In 2015 Kevin moved to our Mykolaiv Cement plant, taking the position of General Director there.

    At the end of 2018 he returned to Podilsky Cement in the position of General Director.  

  • Andriy Zvirynsky

    Andriy Zvirynsky

    Commercial Director (Region West)
    Chairman of the Management Board (General Manager) PrJSC Mykolaivcement

    Nationality: Ukrainian. 
    Born: 1978. 
    Appointed to the current role: January 2015.
    Andriy Zvirynsky joined CRH Ukraine at the beginning of 2015. Prior to joining CRH, he was Commercial Director of Mondi Packaging Ukraine – part of Mondi Group, one of biggest international packaging and paper producer. Graduated Master degree in Enterprise Economy

  • Aleksander Szyszko

    Aleksander Szyszko

    Aggregates and RMC Director
    Nationality: Polish
    Born: 1961

    • Appointed to the current role: February 2018
    • Graduated as Mechanical Engineer and holds a Master of Science from Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague / Czech Republic
    • Aleksander Szyszko  joined CRH in 2000 and has held a variety of roles in both CRH Poland and CRH Ukraine. He has broad-ranging experience of CRH’s businesses in concrete products, aggregates, walling products, logistics and transportation as well as top managerial positions in those businesses.
    • Prior to joining CRH, he worked for a number of years on top managerial positions in office equipment business.
  • Volodymyr Sharhunov

    Volodymyr Sharhunov

    Procurement Director

    Nationality: Ukrainian. 

    Born: 1975.

    Appointed to the current role: November 2010.

    Volodymyr Sharunov  joined CRH in 2010 as an Operational Director (AGG). Prior to CRH , he has held a number of positions for Lafarge AGG Ukraine, including Manufacturing Director (2009 – May 2010), and as Chief of Manufacturing and Procurement department (2004 – 2009). Graduated as Process Design Engineer from National Aerospace University (KHAI).