Holcim Ltd appoints new CEO
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Bernard Fontana, presently CEO of Aperam, a company recently spun-off from ArcelorMittal, is to assume the position of CEO of Holcim Ltd. He is replacing departing CEO Markus Akermann who will reach retirement age at the end of January, 2012. He has been CEO of Holcim Ltd since the start of 2002.
Bernard Fontana will take up his new post from 1 February, 2012.
Rolf Soiron, chairman of the board of directors of Holcim, said: “We have succeeded in finding a successor with a winning personality who has a true track record in corporate leadership as well as in central group functions such as HR and sustainable development.”
Markus Akermann will retain his seat on the board of directors until his current term of office ends in 2013.
Bernard Fontana, a 50-year-old Frenchman, holds a degree in engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées in Paris. His career began with Groupe SNPE in France.