On November 3, 2011, the Board of Directors of Lafarge decided to coopt Mr. Ian Gallienne as a Director of Lafarge to replace Mr. Gérald Frère who has resigned, for the remaining term of his position, i.e. until the end of the Shareholders' Meeting that will be called to approve the financial statements for financial year 2011.
Ian Gallienne has a degree in Management and Administration, with a specialisation in Finance, from the E.S.D.E. in Paris and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau. He began his career in Spain, in 1992, as co-founder of a commercial company. From 1995 to 1997, he was a member of management of a consulting firm specialised in the reorganisation of ailing companies in France. From 1998 to 2005, he was Manager of the private equity funds Rhône Capital LLC in New York and London. Since 2005, he serves as co-founder and Managing Director of the private equity funds Ergon Capital Partners, Ergon Capital Partners II and Ergon Capital Partners III in Brussels. He has been a Director of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (Belgium) since 2009 and of Imerys (France) since 2010.
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Lafarge is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With 76,000 employees in 78 countries, Lafarge posted sales of Euros 16.2 billion in 2010.
Lafarge was ranked 6th in the "Carbon Disclosure Project" and entered the global "Dow Jones Sustainability Index" in 2010 in recognition of its sustainable development actions. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.