LafargeHolcim names Sika’s Jenisch as CEO Olsen successor

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

A 20-year Sika AG veteran and chief executive officer since 2012, Jan Jenisch will transition in that same capacity to Swiss peer, LafargeHolcim Ltd., in mid-October. LafargeHolcim Chairman Beat Hess characterizes him as “a CEO widely respected for consistently delivering strong business results [who] comes with a deep understanding of the building materials sector. His agile leadership style and personal skills will be a good fit with our company culture and management team.”

While at the helm of the parent company of New Jersey-based Sika Corp., Jenisch has overseen entry into new markets beyond core concrete admixture, building material and automotives finish businesses. During his CEO tenure, Sika AG market capitalization has tripled and the company has joined the Swiss Market Index.

“[LafargeHolcim] is an iconic company and global leader in the building materials industry with enormous future potential,” notes Jenisch, who will succeed LafargeHolcim’s charter CEO Eric Olsen.


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