As announced in February, the Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting of May 12, 2016 the election of Beat Hess as the new Chairman. He will be succeeding Wolfgang Reitzle, who has been Chairman for two election periods and a member of the Board of Directors since April 2012. The Board of Directors would like to thank Wolfgang Reitzle for his valuable service to the Group as well as all his efforts and contributions, which were instrumental for the completion of the LafargeHolcim merger.
The Board of Directors further proposes that Jürg Oleas be elected as additional member of the Board of Directors. Jürg Oleas, born in 1957, had previously been a member of the Board of Directors of Holcim Ltd from April 29, 2014 until the merger closing on 10 July 2015.
Jürg Oleas holds an MSc in mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He is the CEO of GEA Group AG, a Dusseldorf-based mechanical engineering company listed on Germany's MDAX stock index.
The Board of Directors proposes the re-election of the other members of the Board of Directors and the following five candidates as members of the Nomination, Compensation & Governance Committee: Hanne Birgitte Breinbjerg Sørensen, Paul Desmarais, Jr., Oscar Fanjul, Adrian Loader and Nassef Sawiris.
Further details such as the agenda and the motions can be found in the invitation to the Annual General Meeting at www.lafargeholcim.com/agm.
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 100,000 employees around the world and combined net sales of CHF 29.5 billion in 2015. 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.