Caroline Hempstead has been appointed as Head of Communication, Public Affairs and Sustainable Development of LafargeHolcim effective from December 1, 2015, reporting to CEO Eric Olsen.
Since 2007, Caroline Hempstead has been responsible for the global Corporate Affairs team at pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, where she also chaired the Sustainability Council.
Prior to joining AstraZeneca, Caroline Hempstead spent 10 years in the oil industry at Royal Dutch Shell managing the reputation of Shell's global downstream businesses in over 100 countries. Caroline Hempstead has also held corporate affairs roles at Inchcape, the London Stock Exchange and Harrods.
Caroline Hempstead is a British national and has a degree in French Studies from Manchester University.
With a well-balanced presence in 90 countries and a focus on cement, aggregates and concrete, LafargeHolcim (SIX Swiss Exchange, Euronext Paris: LHN) is the world leader in the building materials industry. The Group has 115,000 employees around the world and combined net sales of CHF 32 billion (EUR 26 billion) in 2014. LafargeHolcim is the industry benchmark in R&D and serves from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project with the widest range of value-adding products, innovative services and comprehensive building solutions. With a commitment to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure and to contribute to a higher quality of life, the Group is best positioned to meet the challenges of increasing urbanization.