LafargeHolcim announced the appointment of Géraldine Picaud as chief financial officer and member of the executive committee, effective Feb. 1, 2018. Current CFO Ron Wirahadiraksa, who joined LafargeHolcim from Philips in December 2015, has “decided to pursue opportunities outside the group,” according to the company.He will however remain in his role to provide a smooth handover to Picaud in due course.
Jan Jenisch, CEO of LafargeHolcim, said: “I am excited to welcome Géraldine to LafargeHolcim. She is an agile and successful CFO who has worked in the UK, U.S., France and Switzerland. With a track record in delivering business results and restructuring within complex global business environments, she is the ideal person to join our executive team and drive the next phase of growth in the company.”
Picaud, a French national, joins LafargeHolcim from Essilor International, an ophthalmic optics company, where she has been chief financial officer and member of the executive committee since 2011. Trained as an auditor, Picaud brings 20 years of experience leading and transforming finance teams in complex, multinational companies.