LafargeHolcim announced the appointment of Jan Jenisch as CEO, effective 16 October 2017. Since January 2012, Jenisch has been the CEO of Sika AG, which develops and produces systems and products for the building materials and automotive sectors. He joined Sika in 1996 and has worked in various management functions and countries. He was appointed to the Management Board in 2004 as Head of the Industry Division, and he served as President Asia Pacific from 2007 to 2012.
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, 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.”
Jenisch earned an M.B.A from the University Fribourg, Switzerland. He is a non-executive Director of the stock listed Schweiter Technologies AG and of the privately held Glas Troesch AG.
LafargeHolcim is a leading global building materials and solutions company serving masons, builders, architects and engineers all over the world. Group operations produce cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete which are used in building projects ranging from affordable housing and small, local projects to the biggest, most technically and architecturally challenging infrastructure projects. For more information on the company, visit www.lafargeholcim.com.