March 1, 2001
Cemex is the emerging market company that graduated to the big league. In just over a decade, a family run business from Mexico's northeastern industrial capital, Monterrey, has transformed itself into a world class multinational giant that lists on the New York Stock Exchange and ranks among the top three cement businesses worldwide.
The speed with which Cemex has grown largely comes down to the driving force and energy of the company's ruling triumvirate: its visionary 55-year-old chairman and chief executive officer, Lorenzo Zambrano; its executive vice-president of planning and finance, 49-year-old Héctor Medina and the company's 43-year-old chief financial officer
In the last decade, the Mexico-based cement company has transformed itself into a world-class company. The problem is, Cemex may eventually outgrow its home market.