First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Jan Jenisch will become the new CEO of LafargeHolcim on 16 October 2017
Jan Jenisch will become the new CEO of LafargeHolcim
from 16 October 2017. Replacing outgoing CEO Eric Olsen, Jenisch joins from Swiss company Sika AG, which has a leading global position in the development and production of systems and products for the building materials and automotive sectors.
Fifty-year-old Jenisch has been the CEO of Sika AG since January 2012. Under his leadership, Sika has developed its business in new markets and set new standards of performance in sales and profitability. As a result, the market capitalisation of Sika has more than tripled and the company has recently gained admission to the Swiss Market Index.
Beat Hess, chairman of LafargeHolcim, said: “Jan Jenisch is a CEO that is widely respected for consistently delivering strong business results and he comes with a deep understanding of the building materials sector. His agile leadership style and his personal skills will be a good fit with our company culture and the management team of LafargeHolcim. I look forward to working with him to accelerate the strategy execution of our company.”
Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO designate, said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to join LafargeHolcim. It is an iconic company and a global leader in the building materials industry with enormous future potential. I very much look forward to joining the global management team and to leading the company into a very successful future.”