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Taiwan Cement chief Koo Cheng-yun dies at 62

Brother-in-law Nelson Chang takes over reins, expresses optimism for 2017

Taiwan Cement Chairman and Chief Executive Leslie Koo Cheng-yun passed away on Monday after a fall.

TAIPEI -- Leslie Koo Cheng-yun, chairman and chief executive of Taiwan Cement, the island's top cement maker and the sixth largest in China, passed away on Monday a day after he sustained serious injuries from falling down a flight of stairs at a Taipei hotel. He was 62.

Following Koo's death, Nelson Chang, husband of Koo's younger sister, has been appointed by the company board to be the new chairman and chief executive, according to Taiwan Cement. Chang has long been a board member at the company.

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