Following more than 20 years at Holcim (previously Holderbank) including more than ten years of operating responsibility for Holcim (Schweiz) AG as well as the responsibility for Central Europe Kaspar E.A. Wenger decided to take on a more strategic role. In the framework of the progressing merger between Holcim and Lafarge Kaspar E.A. Wenger will become designated Chairman of the Board of Holcim (Schweiz) AG, effective June 30, 2015, and hand over his responsibilities as Area Manager for Central Europe (Switzerland, South Germany, Italy).
Thanks to his vast network combining society, science, and politics Kaspar E.A. Wenger is best equipped for this position and will play a key role in supporting the activities of LafargeHolcim in Switzerland specifically. Gerd Aufdenblatten, currently CFO of Holcim Central Europe, will replace Kaspar E.A. Wenger and become Cluster-CEO. Gerd Aufdenblatten joined Holcim in 2007 and was amongst others Head Corporate Controlling for the Group. He became CFO of Holcim Central Europe in 2013. A successor for the position of CFO will be communicated in due course.
Holcim thanks Kaspar E.A. Wenger for his valuable contributions to the success of Holcim Central Europe and the entire Group that he achieved in his different positions over the past years.
The Executive Committee wishes Kaspar E.A. Wenger and Gerd Aufdenblatten every success in their new roles.
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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 holds majority and minority interests in around 70 countries on all continents.
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