LafargeHolcim announces the appointment of Ron Wirahadiraksa as the Group’s new Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee. Mr Wirahadiraksa will succeed Group CFO Thomas Aebischer who is pursuing new opportunities outside the Group.
Mr Wirahadiraksa is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Philips, a group he joined in 1987. After working in the Netherlands, Greece, Malaysia and the US, he became Chief Financial Officer at LG.Philips LCD in South Korea in 1999. During that time, as President and Chief Financial Officer he shared operating leadership with the Korean CEO. He became Chief Financial Officer at Philips Healthcare in 2008. In 2011 he took over as CFO for the Philips Group and played a pivotal role in the transformation of the company.
He was born in the Netherlands in 1960 and graduated with a doctorate in Business Economics from The Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
“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.” said Wolfgang Reitzle, Statutory Chairman of LafargeHolcim.
Mr Wirahadiraksa will join LafargeHolcim on 1 December 2015.