Holcim Ltd has announced several senior management position changes, effective Oct. 1. Urs Bleisch, corporate functional manager, has been appointed to the Holcim Executive Committee. He will keep his current responsibilities for Holcim Technology Ltd, Holcim Group Services Ltd, and the project management office of the Holcim Leadership Journey. Alain Bourguignon, regional manager for the UK, U.S. and Canada, will be seconded to the joint Divestment Committee that was established by Holcim and Lafarge in the context of their planned merger.
In their new roles, they will conduct management presentations to potential buyers of the assets Holcim and Lafarge proposed for divestment. They will also prepare the option of divesting these assets, including the option of separating these out in a single package, either in Europe or worldwide. In this specific context, should managerial resources be required, Bourguignon would be proposed for the future CEO role and Marc Soulé, Lafarge’s senior vice president for performance management, for the future CFO role.
Roland Köhler, member of the Holcim Executive Committee and currently in charge of Continental Europe, will also take over responsibility for the UK. The enlarged region will be named “Europe.” Andreas Leu, member of the Holcim Executive Committee currently in charge of Latin America, will in addition assume responsibility for the U.S. and Canada. The enlarged region will be named “Americas.”