Jan Jenisch is the Chief Executive Officer of Holcim since 2017 and the Chairman of the Board of Directors since May 2023, after serving as a member of the Board since 2021. Jan will serve as both the Chairman of the Board and as Chief Executive Officer during a transition period to safeguard Holcim’s current transformation and the fast-paced execution of its Strategy 2025. This double mandate is for a limited duration and a CEO successor will be announced within the next 12 months.
Jan Jenisch joined Holcim as CEO in 2017, with the vision to lead Holcim to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. Under his leadership, Holcim has reached a new level of strength, with record profitability levels, 60,000 people worldwide and industry-leading ESG ratings.
Jan Jenisch launched the industry’s first global ranges of low-carbon and circular building solutions from ECOPact and ECOPlanet to ECOCycle®. He successfully transformed Holcim to accelerate green growth by expanding the Solutions & Products segment, becoming a global leader in roofing, while growing in the most attractive North American market. Advancing the company’s leadership in sustainability, Jan drove a 21% reduction in CO2 per net sales in 2022, and is committed to reducing it by over 10% in 2023.
Before joining Holcim, Jan was CEO of Sika AG in 2012. Under his leadership, Sika set new performance standards for sales and profitability, becoming a member of the Swiss Market Index.
Jan studied in the US and Switzerland, obtaining his MBA from the University of Fribourg in 1993. In 2021, he received a Dr. h.c. for his accomplishments as CEO of two SMI companies. Jan is a German national and was born in 1966.
Other activities and functions
- Non-Executive Director of the privately held Glas Troesch Holding AG, Bützberg, Switzerland
- Member of the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
- Member of the European Round Table for Industry (ERT)
- Board member of the Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce (SJCC)
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