Swiss national born in 1957, Jürg Oleas is a Member of the Board of Directors.
He was elected to the Board of Directors of Holcim Ltd in 2014, re-elected at the Annual General Meeting 2015 and retired from the Holcim Ltd Board in the context of the LafargeHolcim Ltd merger closing effective 10 July 2015. Jürg Oleas holds an MSc from the mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland.
His other mandates include that he is CEO of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, a Düsseldorf-based mechanical engineering company listed on Germany’s MDAX stock index. GEA Group is one of the largest system suppliers for the food processing industry and a wide range of other process industries. Jürg Oleas has been a member of the GEA Group Executive Board since joining the company in May 2001. Initially responsible for the Group’s chemical activities, he was appointed CEO of GEA Group on November 1, 2004. Before joining the GEA Group, he spent nearly 20 years with ABB and the Alstom Group, where he held several management positions.