Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors - LafargeHolcim
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 115,000 employees around the world and combined net sales of CHF 32 billion (EUR 26 billion) in 2014. 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.
Bruno Lafont began his career at Lafarge in 1983 and held numerous positions in finance and international operations.
In 1995, Mr Lafont was appointed Group Executive Vice-President, Finance, then Executive Vice-President of the Gypsum Division in 1998. Mr Lafont joined the Group’s General Management as Chief Operating Officer between May 2003 and December 2005. Chief Executive Officer since January 2006, Bruno Lafont was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in May 2007.
In July 2015, Bruno Lafont was appointed Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim and Honorary Chairman of Lafarge.
Bruno Lafont is a member of the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
Bruno Lafont is presently chairing the Energy & Climate Change Working Group of the ERT (European Roundtable of Industrialists) and the Sustainable Development Commission of the MEDEF (Mouvement des Entreprises de France, the French employers association). He is also a Board member of AFEP (French Large Companies Association).
Bruno Lafont is Special adviser to the Mayor of Chongqing (China). He is a Board Member of EDF and a Board Member of ArcelorMittal.
Born in 1956, Bruno Lafont is a graduate from the Hautes Etudes Commerciales business school (HEC 1977, Paris) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA 1982, Paris).