Belgian national born in 1961, Gérard Lamarche is a Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Finance & Audit Committee, and a Member of the Strategy Committee of LafargeHolcim Ltd. He was elected to the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim Ltd in 2015.
He is a graduate in Economics Sciences from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, and the INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France (Advanced Management Program for Suez Group Executives). He also trained at Wharton International Forum in 1998-1999 (Global Leadership Series). He was a Member of the Board of Directors of Lafarge S.A. between 2012 and 2016 and also a Member of the Audit Committee and a Member of the Strategy, Investment and Sustainable Development Committee.
Gérard Lamarche is Co-CEO of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, Brussels, Belgium. He began his career with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, Brussels, Belgium, in 1983 and was appointed as an M&A consultant in the Netherlands in 1987. In 1988, he joined Société Générale de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium as Investment Manager. He was promoted to Controller in 1989 before becoming Advisor to the Strategy and Planning Department from 1992 to 1995.
He joined Compagnie Financière de Suez as Special Advisor to the Chairman and Secretary to the Suez Executive Committee, Paris, France, and was later appointed Senior Vice President in charge of Planning, Control and Accounting. In 2000, he joined NALCO (the US subsidiary of the Suez Group based in Naperville Il, USA) as General Managing Director. He was appointed CFO of the Suez Group in 2003.
Gérard Lamarche is Director of Total SA, Paris, France, and of SGS, Geneva, Switzerland.