LafargeHolcim appoints head of organisation and Algeria CEO

LafargeHolcim appoints head of organisation and Algeria CEO
Published: 24 May 2016


LafargeHolcim has appointmented Caroline Luscombe as the group’s new head of organisation and human resources and member of the executive committee from 1 July 2016, based in Zurich. Caroline will take over responsibility for organisation and human resources from Jean-Jacques Gauthier, chief integration officer – organisation and human resources, who will be taking up a post as country CEO Algeria.

Caroline Luscombe joins LafargeHolcim from Syngenta where she has been head of human resources since January 2010 and a member of the executive committee since 2012. Prior to joining Syngenta, Caroline held senior HR roles in the financial and healthcare businesses of the GE Group, and in the speciality chemical company, Laporte plc.

Having successfully led the integration which is now nearing completion, Jean-Jacques Gauthier will be appointed country CEO in Algeria from 1 September 2016. Algeria is a key country for the group, offering significant growth and development opportunities.

With the forthcoming completion of a new cement plant of 2.7Mta in Algeria, LafargeHolcim’s total capacity in the country will reach 11Mta by the end of 2016. The group is also building a country-wide retail franchise network for construction materials. On taking up his new role, Jean-Jacques will relinquish his position on the executive committee.