New CEO at Holcim

Effective February 1, 2012 Bernard Fontana (Fig.), presently CEO of Aperam, a company recently spun-off from ArcelorMittal, is to assume the position of CEO of Holcim Ltd. He is replacing departing CEO Markus Akermann, who is stepping down at the end of January 2012 on grounds of age. In Bernard Fontana, Holcim has secured the services of a business leader with many years of international experience in a sector comparable to the construction materials industry who will ideally complement the present Executive Committee. Markus Akermann will retain his seat on the Board of Directors until his current term of office ends in 2013. www.holcim.com

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