LafargeHolcim’s Foundation for Sustainable Construction board will now be chaired by former executive committee member Roland Köhler from the 1 April 2018. He will replace Rolf Soiron who acted as the chairman since its inception in 2003. The Foundation with its international awards for Sustainable Construction recognises projects that go beyond balancing environmental performance, social responsibility and economic growth.
Jan Jenisch, CEO of LH, will join the board of the LH foundation along with Jens Diebold, head of sustainable development, as representatives of the company.
Additionally, Brinda Somaya, principal architect and managing director of Somaya and Kalappa Consultants in India; and Stuart Smith, director of Arup, have joined the board of the Foundation. It also consists of experts such as Maria Atkinson (Australia), Alejandro Aravena (Chile), Enrique Norten (USA/Mexico) as well as Marilyne Andersen, Marc Angélil, Harry Gugger and Roland Köhler (all Switzerland).
The Foundation also announced the winners of the Global LafargeHolcim Awards 2018 with the gold-winning project going to a publicly accessible water retention water retention and treatment complex in Mexico City. Further prizes went to the USA, Argentina and Ghana.
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