Ron Wirahadiraksa, executive vice president and CFO of Philips, will join LafargeHolcim as its chief financial officer and executive committee member, effective Dec. 1. He will succeed CFO Thomas Aebischer, who is pursuing new opportunities outside of LafargeHolcim.
Wirahadiraksa joined Philips in 1987, and after working in the Netherlands, Greece, Malaysia and the U.S., he became chief financial officer at LG.Philips LCD in South Korea in 1999. During that time, as president and CFO he shared operating leadership with the Korean CEO. He became chief financial officer at Philips Healthcare in 2008, and three years later took over as CFO for the Philips Group.
“I would like to thank Thomas Aebischer for his contribution to the Group and I wish him every success in his future endeavors” said Eric Olsen, CEO of LafargeHolcim. “I am delighted to welcome Ron to LafargeHolcim. Ron is a highly skilled and experienced CFO with a multicultural background. He comes with vast experience in transforming business models, driving performance and in taking value creation to the next level.”
“Attracting an international CFO of Ron Wirahadiraksa’s caliber is a great opportunity for LafargeHolcim and I am pleased to see him joining the Group,” added Wolfgang Reitzle, statutory chairman of LafargeHolcim. “Under the leadership of Eric Olsen, we have a diverse and strong management team that will be key to the success of our transformation journey to create superior value for our shareholders.”