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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Beat Hess

69 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jan Jenisch

2017 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Oscar Fanjul

70 2019 Vice Chairman of the Board

Geraldine Picaud

49 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Urs Bleisch

58 2014 Member of the Executive Committee, responsible Performance and Cost

Pascal Casanova

50 2016 Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head North America and Mexico

Marcel Cobuz

2018 Member of the Executive Committee

Miljan Gutovic

2018 Member of the Executive Committee, Region Head Middle East Africa

Roland Koehler

65 2016 Member of the Executive Committee, Region Head Europe, Australia/New Zealand and Trading

Martin Kriegner

58 2016 Member of the Executive Committee, Region Head India and South East Asia

Gerard Kuperfarb

57 2015 Member of the Executive Committee, Responsible for Growth and Innovation

Caroline Luscombe

59 2016 Member of the Executive Committee, Responsible for Organization and Human Resources

Oliver Osswald

47 2016 Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head Central and South America

Rene Thibault

2018 Member of the Executive Committee

Colin Hall

48 2019 Director

Naina Lal Kidwai

62 2019 Director

Claudia Ramirez

45 2019 Director

PATRICK Kron

2017 Independent Director of Non-Executive Board

Adrian Loader

70 2014 Independent Director of Non-Executive Board

Hanne Sorensen

54 2014 Independent Director of Non-Executive Board

Dieter Spaelti

58 2014 Independent Director of Non-Executive Board

Paul Desmarais

65 2015 Independent Director of Non-Executive Board

Juerg Oleas

61 2016 Independent Director of Non-Executive Board

Alessandra Girolami

2016 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Beat Hess

Dr. Beat W. Hess, Ph.D. is Independent Chairman of the Board of LafargeHolcim Ltd since May 12, 2016. He was Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim Ltd since May 5, 2011. He has been Member of the Governance, Strategy & Sustainable Development Committee and Finance & Audit Committee and he was Member of the Nomination & Compensation Committee until April 17, 2013 at the Company. He served as Non-Executive Director at the Company from May 6, 2010. From 1977 to 2003, he was initially Legal Counsel and subsequently General Counsel for the ABB Group. From 2003 until the end of 2010, he served as Legal Director and Member of the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell, Den Haag until the end of 2010. He is also Member of the Board of Directors of Nestle S.A., Vevey, Switzerland, and as well as Vice-Chairman and Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Sonova Holding AG, Stafa, Switzerland. He has Law degrees from the Universite de Geneve, Switzerland (1972) and the University of Miami, USA (1976). He also holds a Doctorate in Law (Ph.D.) from the Universite de Fribourg in Switzerland, which he obtained in 1977.

Jan Jenisch

Oscar Fanjul

Mr. Oscar Fanjul serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been Independent member of Board at LafargeHolcim Ltd from July 10, 2015. He is a Member of the Strategy & Sustainable Development and of the Nomination, Compensation and Governance Committees. He is also Independent Director and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lafarge S.A., chairs its Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee and its Remunerations Committee, and is a Member of the Audit Committee and the Strategy, Investment and Sustainable Development Committee of Lafarge S.A. He was elected to the Board of Directors of Lafarge S.A. in 2005. He began his career working for the industrial holding INI, Madrid, Spain. He was Chairman founder and CEO of Repsol, S.A., Madrid, Spain. He has also been Chairman of Hidroeléctrica del Cantábrico, S.A., Oviedo, Spain and of Deoleo S.A., Madrid, Spain. Oscar Fanjul is Vice Chairman of Omega Capital, Madrid, Spain and his other mandates include that he is a Member of the Boards of Marsh & McLennan Companies, New York NY, USA, Acerinox S.A., Madrid, Spain, and Ferrovial S.A., Madrid, Spain. He has also been a board member of the London Stock Exchange, Unilever, London/Rotterdam, UK/ Netherlands, and Areva, Courbevoie, France. He holds a PhD in Economics.

Geraldine Picaud

Urs Bleisch

Mr. Urs Bleisch is Member of the Executive Committee, responsible Performance and Cost of LafargeHolcim Ltd since September 30, 2014. Urs Bleisch joined Holcim in 1994 as Head IT of Holcim Switzerland. From 2000 onward, he assumed Group-wide responsibility for Information Technology and was instrumental in the development and implementation of the global IT strategy of the Holcim Group. Since 2011, he has managed the Information and Knowledge Management function at Holcim Group Support Ltd. As of September 1, 2012 he was appointed CEO of Holcim Group Services Ltd and of Holcim Technology Ltd. He lead the global functions Customer Excellence (Marketing & Commercial), Aggregates & Construction Materials, Logistics, Cement Manufacturing, CAPEX Projects, Sustainable Development, Alternative Fuels and Resources, Innovation (including Knowledge Management), and the Program Management Office (PMO) for the Holcim Leadership Journey.

Pascal Casanova

Mr. Pascal Casanova is Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head North America and Mexico of LafargeHolcim Ltd since August 5, 2016. He was Region Head Latin America of LafargeHolcim Ltd since July 10, 2015. He was hired in 1999 as Technical Director for Lafarge and was subsequently appointed Head of R&D and Industrial Performance of the Roofing activity based in the UK. In 2005, he directed the international activity of Roofing Components headquartered in Oberursel, Germany, ensuring the development of production and international sales, particularly in Malaysia, USA, South Africa, Brazil, and Western/Eastern Europe. In 2008, he was appointed Head of R&D of the Lafarge Group. In 2012 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge France. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polythechnique in civil engineering and holds a PhD in Materials and Structures from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chassees.

Marcel Cobuz

Miljan Gutovic

Roland Koehler

Mr. Roland Koehler is Member of the Executive Committee, Region Head Europe, Australia/New Zealand and Trading of LafargeHolcim Ltd since August 5, 2016. He has been Region Head Europe of LafargeHolcim Ltd since September 1, 2012. This region consists of Western (excluding the United Kingdom), Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, as well as the CIS/Caspian region. Prior to that, he served as Member of the Executive Committee with responsibility for Europe excluding the United Kingdom at the Company from March 15, 2010. He acted as Chief Executive Officer of Holcim Group Support Ltd till August 31, 2012. He has been Corporate Functional Manager and responsible for Corporate Strategy and Risk Management of the Company. He joined building materials group Hunziker (Switzerland) in 1988 as Head of Finance and Administration and transferred to Holcim Group Support Ltd as a management consultant in 1994. From 1995 to 1998, he was Head of Corporate Controlling and from 1999 to end 2001 Head of Business Risk Management. Since 2002, he headed Corporate Strategy & Risk Management. Effective January 1, 2005, he was promoted to Corporate Functional Manager responsible for Corporate Strategy & Risk Management. He is a graduate in Business Administration from Universitaet Zuerich.

Martin Kriegner

Dr. Martin Kriegner is Member of the Executive Committee, Region Head India and South East Asia of LafargeHolcim Ltd since August 5, 2016. He is a graduate from the Vienna University with a Doctorate in Law and he obtained an MBA at the University of Economics in Vienna. Martin Kriegner joined Lafarge in 1990 and became the CEO of Lafarge Perlmooser AG, Austria in 1998. He moved to India as CEO of the Lafarge Cement operations in 2002 and later served as Regional President Cement for Asia, based in Kuala Lumpur. In 2012, he was appointed CEO of Lafarge India for the Cement, RMX and Aggregates. In July 2015 he became Area Manager Central Europe for LafargeHolcim operations and was appointed Head of India effective March 1, 2016.

Gerard Kuperfarb

Mr. Gerard Kuperfarb is Member of the Executive Committee, Responsible for Growth and Innovation at LafargeHolcim Ltd since July 10, 2015. He began his career in 1983 as an Engineer at the Centre de Mise en Forme des Matériaux (CEMEF) of the École des mines de Paris, before joining the Composite Materials Division at Ciba group in 1986, where he held sales and marketing positions. In 1989, he joined a strategy consulting firm in Brussels and Paris. He joined Lafarge in 1992 as Marketing Director for the Refractories business and then became Vice-President for Strategy at Lafarge Specialty Materials. In 1996, he became Vice-President of Ready-Mix Concrete Strategy in Paris. In 1998, he was appointed Vice-President/General Manager for the Aggregates & Concrete Business in southwest Ontario (Canada) before heading the Performance group at Lafarge Construction Materials in North America in 2001. He joined the Aggregates & Concrete Division in Paris as Senior Vice-President of Performance in 2002. From 2005 to August 2007, he was President of the Aggregates & Concrete Business for eastern Canada. On September 1, 2007, he became Executive Vice-President, Co-President of the Aggregates & Concrete Business, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Lafarge Group and since January 1, 2012 executive Vice-President Innovation of Lafarge. He graduated from the École des mines de Nancy (France). He also holds a Master’s degree in Materials Science from the École des mines de Paris and an MBA from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC).

Caroline Luscombe

Ms. Caroline Luscombe is Member of the Executive Committee, Responsible for Organization and Human Resources of LafargeHolcim Ltd since July 1, 2016. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in German from the University College, London. Caroline Luscombe joined LafargeHolcim from Syngenta where she was Head of Human Resources since January 2010 and a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining Syngenta, Caroline held senior HR roles in the financial and healthcare businesses of the GE Group, and in the specialty chemical company, Laporte plc.

Oliver Osswald

Mr. Oliver Osswald is Member of the Executive Committee, Regional Head Central and South America of LafargeHolcim Ltd since August 5, 2016. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Oliver Osswald joined Holcim Apasco in Mexico in 1995. He has been responsible for a number of plants in Switzerland and in Germany between 1999 and 2005. From 2005 to 2010, he held management and marketing positions in Holcim Switzerland. He was appointed Commercial Director for Holcim Apasco in Mexico in 2012 before being appointed Country Head for Argentina in 2014.

Rene Thibault

Colin Hall

Mr. Colin M. Hall serves as Director of the Company. He holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford, USA. Colin Hall is the Head of Investments of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, Brussels, Belgium (GBL). He is also the CEO of Sienna Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GBL. He began his career in 1995 in the merchant banking group of Morgan Stanley, New York, USA. In 1997, he joined Rhône Group, a private equity firm, where he held various management positions for 10 years in New York, USA and London, UK. In 2009, he was the co-founder of a hedge fund, sponsored by Tiger Management (New York, USA), where he worked until 2011. In 2012 he joined Sienna Capital S.à.r.l., as CEO. In 2016, he was also appointed to the role of Head of Investments at GBL. His other mandates include Membership of the Board of Directors of Imerys S.A., Paris, France, Umicore, Brussels, Belgium, GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, Düsseldorf, Germany, and Parques Reunidos, Madrid, Spain.

Naina Lal Kidwai

Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai serves as Director of the Company. She holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. She has made regular appearances on listings by Fortune and others of international women in business and is the recipient of awards and honors in India including the Padma Shri for her contribution to Trade and Industry, from the Government of India. Naina Lal Kidwai started her career in 1982 and until 1994 was at ANZ Grindleys Bank Plc. From 1994 to 2002, she was Vice Chairman and Head of Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley India before moving to HSBC, where she was Chairperson of the HSBC Group of Companies in India and on the Board of HSBC Asia Pacific, until her retirement in December 2015. She was President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). She also served for 12 years till 2018 as Non-Executive Director of Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland. She is Non-Executive Chairperson of Altico Capital India Ltd, Chairperson of Advent Private Equity India where she is an advisor, and is Non-Executive Director of the unlisted company Nayara Energy Ltd. She is a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of the following Indian listed companies: Max Financial Services, CIPLA, as well as Larsen & Toubro. Her interests in water and the environment are reflected in her engagements with The Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, Global Commission on Economy & Climate, and Chair of the FICCI Sustainability, Energy and Water Council as well as Chair of the India Sanitation Coalition. She has authored 3 books including the bestsellers “30 women in Power: Their Voices, Their Stories” and “Survive Or Sink: An Action Agenda for Sanitation, Water, Pollution, and Green Finance”.

Claudia Ramirez

Ms. Claudia Sender Ramirez serves as Director of the Company. She holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic School, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and an MBA from the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. Claudia Sender Ramirez is Senior Vice President for Clients at LATAM Airlines Group. Before that, she was CEO for LATAM Airlines Brazil since 2013. She joined TAM Airlines in 2011 as Commercial and Marketing Vice President and in 2012, once the association between LAN and TAM happened, she became responsible for the Brazil Domestic Business Unit. Claudia Sender Ramirez has also worked for 7 years in the Consumer Goods industry, focusing on Marketing and Strategic Planning. Prior to joining LATAM, she was Marketing Vice President at Whirlpool Latin America, where she worked for seven years. She has also worked as a consultant at Bain&Company, in projects ranging from telecommunications to airlines. Her other mandates include that she serves as Vice Chairperson of the Board at Multiplus S.A., São Paulo, Brazil.

PATRICK Kron

Adrian Loader

Mr. Adrian W. Loader is Independent Director of Non-Executive Board at LafargeHolcim Ltd since December 31, 2014. He is Member of the Nomination, Governance & Compensation Committee at the Company. He began his career at Bowater in 1969 and joined Shell the following year. Until 1998, he held various management positions in Latin America, Asia, Europe and on corporate level. In 1998, he was appointed President of Shell Europe Oil Products and became Director for Strategic Planning, Sustainable Development and External Affairs in 2004. Since 2005, he was Director of the Strategy and Business Development Directorate of Royal Dutch Shell and became President and Chief Executive Officer of Shell Canada in 2007, retiring from Shell at the end of the year. In January 2008, he joined the Board of Toronto-based Candax Energy Inc. and was Chairman until June 2010. He then served as Chairman of Compton Petroleum, Calgary, until August 2012. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oracle Coalfields, London as well as Member of the International Advisory Board of GardaWorld, Montreal, Canada and as a Member of the Board of Directors of Sherritt International Corporation, Toronto, Canada; and as a Member of the Board of Alderon Iron Ore, Montreal, Canada. He holds an Honors Degree in History of Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Hanne Sorensen

Ms. Hanne Birgitte Breinbjerg Sorensen is Independent Director of Non-Executive Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim Ltd in December 31, 2014. She is member of the Nominating, Governance and Compensation Committees at the company until July 10, 2015. Until the end of the year 2013, she was the CEO of Maersk Tankers, Copenhagen and as of January 1, 2014 she is the CEO of Damco, another company of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. She holds a Master of Science degree in Business Economy from the University of Aarhus.

Dieter Spaelti

Dr. Dieter Spaelti is Independent Director of Non-Executive Board of Directors at LafargeHolcim Ltd since December 31, 2014. He is the Chairman of the Strategy & Sustainable Development Committee, and Member of the Finance & Audit Committee. He was a Member of the Governance & Strategy Committee of Holcim Ltd from 2013 to 2015. He began his professional career as a Credit Officer with Bank of New York in New York NY, USA, before taking up an appointment as Chief Financial Officer of Tyrolit (Swarovski Group), based in Innsbruck, Austria and Zurich, Switzerland in 1991. From 1993 until 2001, he was with McKinsey & Company, ultimately as a partner, and was involved in numerous projects with industrial, financial, and technology firms in Europe, the USA, and Southeast Asia. In October 2002, he joined Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland-based Spectrum Value Management Ltd as a partner; the firm administers the industrial and private investments of the family of Thomas Schmidheiny. Since 2006, he has been Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of Spectrum Value Management Ltd. His other mandates include a membership in the Board of Directors of Schweizerische Cement-Industrie-Aktiengesellschaft, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland and a membership of the Board of Directors of Rieter Holding AG, Winterthur, Switzerland. He studied law at Universitaet Zuerich (the University of Zurich), obtaining a doctorate in 1989.

Paul Desmarais

Mr. Paul Desmarais, Jr. is Independent Director of Non-Executive Board of Directorsof LafargeHolcim Ltd from July 10, 2015. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of Lafarge S.A. from 2008 to 2015 and was also a Member of its Strategy, Investment and Sustainable Development Committee until 2015. He is Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Power Corporation of Canada and Executive Co-Chairman of Power Financial Corporation, both located in Montréal, Canada. He joined Power Corporation in 1981 and assumed the position of Vice-President the following year. In 1984, he led the creation of Power Financial to consolidate Power Corporation’s major financial holdings, as well as Pargesa Holding SA, Geneva, Switzerland, under a single corporate entity. He served as Vice-President of Power Financial from 1984 to 1986, as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1986 to 1989, as Executive Vice-Chairman from 1989 to 1990, as Executive Chairman from 1990 to 2005, as Chairman of the Executive Committee from 2006 to 2008 and as Executive Co-Chairman from 2008 until today. He also served as Vice-Chairman of Power Corporation from 1991 to 1996. He was named Chairman and Co-CEO of Power Corporation in 1996. From 1982 to 1990, he was a member of the Management Committee of Pargesa Holding SA and in 1991, Executive Vice Chairman and then Executive Chairman of the Management Committee. In 2003, he was appointed Co-Chief Executive Officer and in 2013 named Chairman of the Board. He also serves on the Board of Directors of several Power group companies, including Power Corporation of Canada, Power Financial Corporation, Great-West Lifeco Inc., Winnipeg, Canada, and its major subsidiaries, IGM Financial Inc., Winnipeg, Canada, and among others. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, Montréal, Canada, and an MBA from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), Paris, France.

Juerg Oleas

Mr. Juerg Oleas is Independent Director of Non-Executive Board of LafargeHolcim Ltd since May 12, 2016, He was elected to the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim Ltd (then “Holcim Ltd”) in 2014, retired from the Holcim Ltd Board in the context of the LafargeHolcim Ltd merger closing effective 10 July 2015 and was re-elected at the AGM 2016. He holds an MSc in mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. He is CEO of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, a Düsseldorf-based mechanical engineering company listed on Germany’s MDAX stock index. Jürg Oleas has been a member of the GEA Group Executive Board since joining the company in May 2001. Initially responsible for the Group’s chemical activities, he was appointed CEO of GEA Group on November 1, 2004. Before joining the GEA Group, he spent nearly 20 years with ABB and the Alstom Group, where he held several management positions. He is a member of the Board of RUAG Holding AG, Bern, Switzerland.

Alessandra Girolami