Caroline Luscombe to join LafargeHolcim

Caroline Luscombe to join LafargeHolcim as head of organization and human resources and Jean-Jacques Gauthier to be appointed country chief executive of Algeria

Luscombe also joins the executive committee from 1 July 2016 and will be based based in Zurich. In this role Luscombe will take over responsibility for organization and human resources from Jean-Jacques Gauthier, chief integration officer – organization and human resources.

Luscombe joins LafargeHolcim from Syngenta where she has been head of human resources since January 2010 and on the executive committee since 2012. Prior to joining Syngenta, she held senior HR roles in the financial and healthcare businesses of the GE Group, and in the speciality chemical company, Laporte.

Jean-Jacques Gauthier will be appointed country chief executiver  in Algeria from September 1, 2016. Algeria is a key country for the Group offering significant growth and development opportunities, Lafarge says. With the forthcoming completion of a new cement manufacturing plant of 2.7 million tonnes, LafargeHolcim’s total capacity in the country will reach 11 million tonnes by the end of 2016. The group is also building a country-wide retail franchise network for construction materials. On taking up his new role, Jean-Jacques will relinquish his position on the executive committee.

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