Swiss national born in 1974, Ilias Läber is a Member of the Board of Directors and a Member of the Audit and of the Nomination, Compensation & Governance Committees of Holcim. He was elected to the Board of Directors of Holcim in 2022. He holds a MSc in Engineering from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and a MA in Economics from University of Zurich, where he obtained a doctorate in 2004.
Ilias Läber began his professional career at McKinsey & Company, where he served from 2001 to 2008, ultimately as Associate Principal. From 2008 to 2019 he was with Cevian Capital as a Partner and Managing Director of the Swiss office. From 2013 until 2019, he was on the Board of Directors of Panalpina Welttransport Holding AG, where he served as Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. In 2019 he joined Quercis Pharma AG as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
In 2021, he joined Spectrum Value Management Ltd as CEO and Partner; the firm administers the industrial and private investments of the Thomas Schmidheiny family. In this capacity he serves as a 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 and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Swiss Automotive Group Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Quercis Pharma AG, Zug, Switzerland.