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New appointments at Holcim and Siemens Financial Services

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Holcim’s Area Manager for India until 25 April, and member of the Holcim Senior Management, Onne van der Weijde, will leave the company as of 1 June 2014. Bernard Terver, member of the Holcim Executive Committee, will take over responsibility for India.

Siemens Financial Services

Kent Karlsson has been appointed as Sales Manager for Industry – Sweden and Denmark – for Siemens’ Financial Services unit. He will help to develop the market for equipment finance in industry, construction and transport. In addition to new customer development, Karlsson will build relationships with equipment vendors and OEMs. Karlsson has over 25 years of experience in banking and finance, including 20 years working in industrial financing.

“I am very pleased to take on this role with a trusted and experienced financier, whose industrial background allows it to offer customised, competitive financing arrangements that are truly attuned to the needs of the market. In light of the rising demand for sophisticated industrial equipment in the Nordics, there is strong growth potential for finance. Customers are increasingly using equipment finance as an affordable, cost-efficient means of acquiring equipment and enabling technology upgrades,” commented Karlsson. “Vendors and OEMs are also showing increased desire to incorporate finance into their propositions to drive sales. At a time where efficient use of financial resources has become a business imperative, equipment finance is increasingly showing its worth.”

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