Swiss national born in 1957, Jürg Oleas is a Member of the Board of Directors and a Member of the Audit Committee of Holcim (formerly LafargeHolcim). He was elected to the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim (then “Holcim Ltd”) in 2014, retired from the Holcim Ltd Board of Directors in the context of the LafargeHolcim merger closing effective 10 July 2015 and was re-elected at the AGM 2016. He holds an MSc for mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland.
He was CEO of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, a Düsseldorf-based mechanical engineering company listed on Germany’s MDAX stock index. Jürg Oleas has been a Member of the GEA Group Executive Board since joining the company in May 2001. Initially responsible for the Group’s chemical activities, he was appointed CEO of GEA Group on November 1, 2004.
Before joining the GEA Group, he spent nearly 20 years with ABB and the Alstom Group, where he held several management positions. His other mandates include that he serves as
Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Strategy Committee and Member of the Audit Committee of RUAG Holding AG, Bern, Switzerland, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hochdorf Holding AG, Hochdorf, Switzerland.