The change of CEO, which was announced in February 2013, was part of a generational change in the Company’s leadership. Philippe joined Holcim Group Support in 2004 as a Commercial Project Manager for the Aggregates and Constructions Materials function, working on aggregates market development and performance improvement in various regions of the Group.
In 2007, he was appointed RMX director for Holcim Vietnam and successfully brought the division into the leading position in South Vietnam.
Before joining Holcim, Philippe held various roles in construction project management and business development for Lafarge Cement and Metso Minerals in Taiwan, USA, China and France.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Industrielles (Lille, France) and an MBA from George Washington University (DC, USA).
Holcim Lanka is a part of the global Holcim group.