Belgian national born in 1961, Gérard Lamarche is a Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Finance & Audit Committee, and Member of the Strategy & Sustainable Development Committee of LafargeHolcim Ltd. He was elected to the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim Ltd in 2015.
He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, with specialization in Business Administration and Management. He also completed the Advanced Management Program for Suez Group Executives at INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France and took part in the 1998-1999 Wharton International Forum, Global Leadership Series.
He has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Lafarge S.A. since 2012 and also a Member of the Audit Committee and is a Member of the Strategy, Investment and Sustainable Development Committee. Gérard Lamarche is Managing Director of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert SA, Brussels, Belgium.
He began his career in 1983 with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, Brussels, Belgium, and became a M&A consultant in the Netherlands in 1987. In 1988, he joined Société Générale de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium as Investment Manager, became Controller in 1989, and Advisor to the Director of Strategic Planning in 1992. From 1995 to 1997, he was the Secretary of the Executive Committee of Suez, Paris, France, and was later appointed Senior Vice President in charge of Planning, Control and Accounting.
In 2000, he joined NALCO (US subsidiary of the Suez Group based in Naperville Il, USA) as Member of the Board, Senior Executive Vice President, and CFO. He was appointed CFO of the Suez Group in 2003. Gérard Lamarche is Director of Legrand, Limoges, France, of Total SA, Paris, France, and of SGS, Geneva, Switzerland.