Miljan Gutovic to become new Holcim CEO

Holcim's Board of Directors has appointed Miljan Gutovic as Holcim's next Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 1 May 2024. He will succeed current CEO Jan Jenisch, who will focus on his chairman role and stand for re-election at the AGM in May. Also, the Board has tasked Jan Jenisch to lead the planned US listing of Holcim's North America business.
Quarry Products / January 29, 2024
By Guy Woodford
Miljan Gutovic will become the CEO of Holcim on 1 May 2024. Pic: Holcim

An Australian national, Gutovic has been a member of the Group Executive Committee since 2018. He served as Head of the Region Middle East and Africa, followed by the Region Europe and Operational Excellence. Under his leadership, Holcim strengthened its market positions while delivering industry-leading margins and making decarbonisation a driver of profitable growth. Miljan Gutovic holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and a PhD in Material Sciences and Engineering from the University of Technology in Sydney. 

Jan Jenisch
Jan Jenisch is stepping down as Holcim CEO. Pic: Holcim


Jan Jenisch: "I am very pleased that the Board has appointed Miljan as the new CEO of Holcim. He is a highly qualified successor who has played an instrumental role in Holcim's successful transformation to become the leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. Miljan has strengthened our business with record profitability in Europe, closing strategic transactions and building winning teams.


"I am honoured to stand for re-election as the chairman of the Board and to lead the planned US listing of Holcim's North America business. I will continue to dedicate all my efforts to the future of Holcim and all our stakeholders."

Holcim is the world's biggest building materials group. Pic: Holcim


Miljan Gutovic: "I thank the Board of Directors for trusting me to lead Holcim into its next chapter of success. As a civil engineer who is passionate about the construction industry, Holcim is the best company to be part of. With decarbonisation and advanced technologies transforming how we build, there has never been a more exciting time for our sector. I look forward to working with the Holcim teams around the world to advance our leadership."


Switzerland-headquartered Holcim is a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, with net sales of CHF 29.2 billion in 2022. Driven by its purpose to build progress for people and the planet, the Group says its 60,000 employees are on a mission to decarbonise buildings while improving living standards for all.

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