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Changes to Group Management for LafargeHolcim

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With the aim of strengthening its market focused and agile management organisation, LafargeHolcim has promoted its legal and HR functions to the executive committee. In addition, the company has stated that the corporate business function ‘Growth and Performance’ will be organised into three ‘centres of excellence’.

Feliciano González Muñoz, Head of HR, has been appointed member of the executive committee. He has worked in senior HR roles in the company for more than 11 years and will focus on building a high-performance culture, as well as developing talents globally.

Keith Carr, Head of Legal and Compliance, has also been appointed as a member of the executive committee. He joined LafargeHolcim in 2017 and the company has stated that his nomination reflects its focus on further building a culture of integrity and compliance.

Currently organised by Urs Bleisch, the Corporate Growth and Performance function will be organised into three ‘centres of excellence,’ which will directly report to the region heads. It is hoped that this will lead to a more agile organisation, closer to the markets and providing strong global platforms for sharing best demonstrated practice.

Effective from 1 January 2019, Urs Bleisch will step down from his current position on the executive committee. He will support the transition to the new organisation and will be responsible for selected initiatives.

As a result of the changes, the group management will consist of the following members: Jan Jenisch as CEO, Géraldine Picauld as CFO, Marcel Cobuz as Region Head for Europe, Miljan Gutovic at Region Head for Middle East Africa, Martin Kriegner as Region Head for Asia Pacific, Oliver Osswald as Region Head for Latin America, René Thibault as Region Head for North America, Feliciano González Muñoz as Head of HR, and Keith Carr as Head of Legal and Compliance.

“I very much welcome Keith and Feliciano to the executive committee,” said Jenisch. “These appointments highlight our increased focus on people and integrity and will allow for a good balance between support functions and business operations in the Group Management. The change in the corporate functions brings them closer to the markets and pushes for a stronger culture of performance and innovation.”

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