In line with HeidelbergCement’s “Beyond 2020” strategic targets, the company’s supervisory board has established two new positions on the managing board in order to further drive the company’s major transformation in sustainability and digitalization– chief sustainability officer and chief digital officer.
Both changes reflect the company’s ambition to be industry leader on the road to carbon neutrality and become the first industrial technology group in the building materials industry.
As chief sustainability officer, Dr. Nicola Kimm will be responsible for environment social governance, global research & development, and new technologies. She is a sustainability expert, currently serving as executive committee member and chief sustainability officer with Signify.
Dennis Lentz was appointed chief digital officer, and will be responsible for the company’s digital transformation. Since 2010, he held management positions as head of group energy purchasing, director of logistics and group CIO at HeidelbergCement.
“With Dr. Nicola Kimm and Dennis Lentz, we are strengthening our Managing Board with two renowned experts. We are convinced that they will accelerate our initiatives on the path to become the leading building materials company in the fields of sustainability and digitalization and wish them the best of success in their important roles,” said Fritz-Jürgen Heckmann, chairman of the supervisory board of HeidelbergCement.
Additionally, the board announced that René Aldach, currently director of group reporting, controlling & consolidation, will succeed Dr. Lorenz Näger as chief financial officer. Dr. Näger is retiring at the end of August after more than 22 years in the role.
All changes will become effective as of Sept. 1.