Weir appoints President of its China business

Published Nov 21, 2017
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The Weir Group PLC has announced that it has appointed Dr. Jianzhong Lu as Weir Group China President.

Dr Lu joins Weir from the global strategic communications advisory firm Brunswick, where he was a Partner advising Chinese and multi-national companies on their China and global strategies. His previous roles include Group Executive Vice President (China) of RGE and Acting President of BHP Billiton (China).

Dr Lu has a long track record of leadership roles in China and Australia, and his appointment reinforces Weir’s commitment to one of the world’s largest and most attractive markets. In his role as President, Dr. Lu will be responsible for building relations with government, major customers and other key stakeholders as Weir builds on its existing market position to bring world-leading technology to China.

Jon Stanton, Weir Group Chief Executive, comments, “I am very pleased to welcome Dr Jianzhong Lu as President of Weir China. He brings a broad range of expertise to the role and is uniquely qualified to lead our Weir for China strategy. This appointment shows the strength of the group’s commitment to China and the opportunities we see to help more customers improve productivity in mining, power and oil and gas markets, building on our position as global technology leaders.”

Responding to his appointment, Dr Jianzhong Lu says, “It is an honour to be appointed President of Weir China during such an exciting period of growth and expansion. As China continues to modernise its economy, Weir is uniquely positioned to provide world class technology to improve the efficiency and productivity of China’s mining, shale and power sectors. Ambitious plans to stimulate development, such as the Belt and Road Initiative, mean we look forward to working with government, businesses and other key stakeholders to help maximise the opportunities that will be created.”

Tags: The Weir Group PLC, Weir Group China


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