Swiss national born in 1961, Dieter Spälti is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and a Member of the Audit and of the Nomination, Compensation & Governance Committees of Holcim (formerly LafargeHolcim). He was elected to the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim (then “Holcim Ltd”) in 2003. He studied law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, where he obtained a doctorate in 1989. He was a Member of the Audit Committee from 2010 to 2015 and of the Governance & Strategy Committee of Holcim Ltd from 2013 to 2015. He was Chairman of the Strategy Committee of LafargeHolcim from 2015 to 2018.
Dieter Spälti began his professional career as a Credit Officer with Bank of New York in New York NY, USA, before taking up an appointment as Chief Financial Officer of Tyrolit (Swarovski Group), based in Innsbruck, Austria, and Zurich, Switzerland in 1991.
From 1993 until 2001, he was with McKinsey & Company, ultimately as a partner, and was involved in numerous projects with industrial, financial, and technology firms in Europe, the USA, and Southeast Asia.
In October 2002, he joined Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland-based Spectrum Value Management Ltd as a partner; the firm administers the industrial and private investments of the family of Thomas Schmidheiny. Since 2006, he has been Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of Spectrum Value Management Ltd.
His other mandates include that he serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of Schweizerische Cement-Industrie-Aktiengesellschaft, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland. He is also Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Audit Committee of Alcon, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.