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New Member of the Senior Management of Holcim Ltd

December 29, 2011

Onne van der Weijde, currently CEO of Ambuja Cements Ltd, has been appointed Area Manager and a member of the senior management of Holcim Ltd as per January 1, 2012. He remains CEO of Ambuja Cements Ltd and reports directly to Executive Committee member Paul Hugentobler, responsible for South Asia /ASEAN excluding the Philippines.

Onne van der Weijde is a Dutch citizen.  He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Rotterdam, and an MBA from the University of Bradford. In 1990, he started his career in the Dutch subsidiary Holderfin as international tax consultant. After this he was responsible for business development and acquisitions in Australia and CFO at Holcim Indonesia from 2001 to 2005. In 2005 he was appointed General Manager of Holcim India Ltd and in 2006 he also assumed the CFO function at ACC Ltd until October 2008. Since November 2009 Onne van der Weijde has been CEO of Ambuja Cements Ltd.

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Holcim is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (crushed stone, gravel and sand), as well as further activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt including services. The Group has majority and minority holdings in around 70 countries across all continents.

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