The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) named Jan Jenisch, CEO of Holcim, as president, effective immediately. He succeeds Albert Manifold, CEO of CRH.
As the first president of GCCA, Manifold oversaw the founding of the association as a global voice for the concrete and cement industry and its work to unite the sector around the launch of its 2050 Global Roadmap to Net Zero Concrete.
An experienced industry leader, Jenisch was appointed chief executive officer of Holcim (then LafargeHolcim) in 2017, having previously been CEO of Sika AG. In addition to his executive role, he was recently elected to the board of directors of Holcim. As GCCA president, Jenisch will oversee the implementation of the 2050 roadmap, launched earlier this month.
“Our industry plays an essential role in society’s development, from housing to infrastructure. With today’s population and urbanization trends, our greatest challenge and opportunity is to build a net zero future that works for people and the planet,” said Jenisch.
“The Net Zero Roadmap is exactly the collective endeavor that the association was established to deliver. Together we have set out a positive vision for how the cement and concrete industry will play a major role in building the sustainable world of tomorrow. With my board member peers, I look forward to overseeing the key progress we will make along that pathway, turning our vision and commitment into a reality,” he concluded.
GCCA member companies account for 80% of the global cement industry volume outside of China and include several large Chinese manufacturers.