Oliver Osswald

Holcim gives me great freedom coupled with responsibility and this is very motivating for me. I am currently responsible for Sales within Holcim Switzerland, which requires selling cement, ready-mix concrete and aggregates to customers within our market. In my role I enjoy managing people and achieving results together with the complexity of three language regions and three very different cultures.

During my 15 years with Holcim, I have had the luck to have many interesting and exciting opportunities. I began as a trainee in Mexico looking after quarry operations and then at the age of 28, I had responsibility for a cement plant. The flexibility of career paths within Holcim enabled me to change over to a different path as director for ready-mix and aggregates in Switzerland and later to my current role.

Right from my first day with Holcim, I've noticed a strong focus on skill development and on leading people. I've had exposure to many internal courses and also attend a 9 week executive program at Harvard Business School. I've brought these experiences to my work and the open communication style has made it is easy to share knowledge and experience.

Holcim provides a great environment for people who want challenges, seize opportunities and take responsibility for shaping the future of the company.

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Country of Origin: Germany Age: 42
Country of Work: Mexico Years at Holcim: 18
Education: Ing + Exec Education HBS Interests: Family, Sailing, Tennis