On 01.02.2020, Dr. Dominik von Achten (54) took over the chairmanship of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement. He has been Deputy Chairman of the Managing Board since 2015, and succeeded Dr. Bernd Scheifele (61), who stepped down from the role of Chairman on 31.01.2020 after his third term of office to enter retirement.
After the statutory two-year cooling-off period has expired, Dr. Scheifele will stand as a candidate for the Supervisory Board of HeidelbergCement in 2022 to become its chairman. “The intention to take over the chairmanship of the Supervisory Board by Dr. Scheifele will ensure continuity for the sustainable success of HeidelbergCement,” states Fritz-Jürgen Heckmann.
Dr. Lorenz Näger, who has been the company’s Chief Financial Officer since 2004, additionally became the new Deputy Chairman of the Managing Board. He is responsible for Finance, Group Accounting, Controlling, Taxes, Treasury, Data Protection, Insurance & Corporate Risk Management, IT, Purchasing, and Shared Service Center.
Dr. Dominik von Achten handed responsibility for the Western and Southern Europe Group area to Jon Morrish, who was previously responsible for the North America Group area.
Chris Ward, who was previously head of the Canada region and has been a member of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement AG since 01.09.2019, took over the North America Group area and the Competence Center Materials. He has been with the company since 1996 and held several management positions in the USA before assuming responsibility for the Canada region of the North America Group area.