Nassef Sawiris


Nassef Sawiris, an Egyptian national born in 1961, is Member of the Board of Directors 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 Chicago.

Nassef Sawiris was elected to the Board of Directors of Lafarge S.A. in 2008 and was a Member of the Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee, Member of the Remunerations Committee and Member of the Strategy, Investment and Sustainable Development Committee of Lafarge S.A. until 2015.

Nassef Sawiris is the Chief Executive Officer of OCI N.V. He joined the Orascom Group in 1982, became the Chief Executive Officer of OCI N.V.’s predecessor, Orascom Construction Industries (OCI S.A.E.), in 1998 and was also appointed Chairman of OCI S.A.E. in 2009. Mr. Sawiris was appointed Chairman of Orascom Construction Limited in 2015. Mr. Sawiris is a Board Member of LafargeHolcim (having previously served on Lafarge S.A.’s board since 2008), a Member of the Cleveland Clinic’s International Leadership Board Executive Committee since 2011, and in 2013 he became a member of the University of Chicago’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Sawiris has also previously served on the Boards of the Egyptian Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Dubai.

His other mandates include that he is a Member of the Board of BESIX Group, Brussels, Belgium, and of OCI Partners LP, Delaware, USA.