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Jan Jenisch



Jan Jenisch has been Chief Executive Officer of Holcim since 2017 and the Chairman of the Board of Directors since May 2023, after serving as a member of the Board since 2021. He is serving as both the Chairman of the Board and as Chief Executive Officer during a transition period to safeguard Holcim’s current transformation and the fast-paced execution of its Strategy 2025. This double mandate will end when Miljan Gutovic succeeds him as CEO on 1 May 2024. Also, the Board has tasked Jan with leading the planned US listing of Holcim’s North America business.

Since joining as CEO in 2017, Jan has successfully transformed Holcim into the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. He reduced the company’s CO2 per net sales by more than 40% since 2020, while making it a leader in advanced roofing and insulation systems. Jenisch has led Holcim to a new level of financial performance, achieving a superior earnings profile with industry-leading margins, and strengthening the balance sheet by halving its net debt leverage ratio. In May 2021, he was elected to the Board of Directors, and as Chairman in 2023. Jan launched the industry’s first global ranges of low-carbon and circular building solutions from ECOPact and ECOPlanet to ECOCycle®.

Before joining Holcim, Jan was CEO of Sika AG in 2012. Under his leadership, Sika set new performance standards for sales and profitability, becoming a member of the Swiss Market Index.

Jan studied in the US and Switzerland, obtaining his MBA from the University of Fribourg in 1993. In 2021, he received a Dr. h.c. for his accomplishments as CEO of two SMI companies. Jan is a German national and was born in 1966.

Other activities and functions:
• Non-Executive Director of the privately held Glas Troesch Holding AG, Bützberg, Switzerland
• Member of the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
• Board member of the Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce (SJCC)