Jung Rak Kim

Vice President, Industrial



Jung Rak (JR) Kim has over 30 years of experience in the Building Materials Industry worldwide having worked in South Korea, Philippines, Russia, East & West Africa, the Middle East, Singapore and Malaysia. He started his career as a Cadet Engineer with Tong Yang Cement, Korea in 1985 and climbed through the ranks in his 14 years with the Company to be Vice President Plant Manager & Expansion Project before joining Lafarge Philippines in 1999 as Vice President, Operations & Plant Manager. Since then he has served in Senior Industrial roles within the LafargeHolcim Group across different countries, including a 7-year stint in Malaysia from 2005 to 2011. Most recently, before his return to Malaysia, JR was Head of Industrial Service for the Asia Pacific Region, based in Singapore. JR has a BA, Inorganic Material Engineering from Seoul University.