In the framework of the progressing merger between Holcim and Lafarge, Kaspar EA Wenger will become designated chairman of the Board of Holcim (Schweiz) AG, effective 30 June 2015, and hand over his responsibilities as Area Manager for Central Europe (Switzerland, South Germany, Italy).
Mr Wenger has been part of the Holcim Group for more than 20 years, including over 10 years of operating responsibility for Holcim (Schweiz) AG, as well as the responsibility for Central Europe.
"Thanks to his vast network combining society, science, and politics Kaspar EA Wenger is best equipped for this position and will play a key role in supporting the activities of LafargeHolcim in Switzerland specifically," Holcim said in a statement today.
Gerd Aufdenblatten, currently CFO of Holcim Central Europe, will replace Mr Wenger and become cluster-CEO. Gerd Aufdenblatten joined Holcim in 2007 and was amongst others Head Corporate Controlling for the Group. He became CFO of Holcim Central Europe in 2013. A successor for the position of CFO will be communicated in due course, Holcim added.