French national born in 1959, Jean-Jacques Gauthier has been a Member of the Executive Committee of LafargeHolcim Ltd since July 10, 2015 and is responsible for Integration, Organization & Human Resources. He graduated in law and economics.
Jean-Jacques Gauthier began his career with Ernst & Young in 1983. In 1986 he joined the Finance department of the Matra group. From 1988 to 1991, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Matra Datavision in the United States, and in 1988, he joined the General Management of Lagardère Group as Director of Audit of the Matra and Hachette groups. In 1993, he became the Chief Financial Officer of Matra Espace, and in 1996, Deputy General Manager and Chief Financial Officer of the Franco-British company Matra Marconi Space. When Astrium was created in 2000 through the merger of the space activities of the Matra, GEC, and Deutsche Aerospace groups, he became Deputy General Manager and Chief Financial Officer.
In 2001 he was appointed Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice-President and a Member of the Executive Committee of the Lafarge Group.