Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff
Eric Olsen, the charter chief executive officer and lone American-born director of LafargeHolcim, has resigned effective July 15, noting how two years after the Lafarge Group and Holcim Ltd. merger, the business “has everything it needs to successfully transform the industry and build sustainably our future world. I fully trust our teams to transform that ambition into reality.”
Lafarge S.A. and Holcim Ltd. executives unveiled a new global leader in heavy building materials in mid July, presenting the merged business—LafargeHolcim Ltd., based in Zurich with major administrative office in Paris—as an operator of 2,500-plus cement, concrete and aggregate plants in 90 countries.
Sources: Lafarge Group, Paris; CP staff
Ahead of the proposed merger they aim to consummate by mid-year, the Lafarge Group and Holcim Ltd. boards have appointed Lafarge Executive Vice President, Operations Eric Olsen as LafargeHolcim chief executive officer. Officials cite his success in senior operations, finance, human resources and strategy positions, plus “deep experience of driving change … in matters of integration and organization.”