Edward Schwarz is General Manager of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction since it was created (as the Holcim Foundation) in 2003.
He is responsible for all activities of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, including the international Awards competitions for sustainable construction projects and visions. He has produced more than 35 intraregional and global prize hand-over ceremonies, and edited some 30 publications related to sustainable construction.
Edward Schwarz was a journalist and editor of a Swiss trade magazine for the construction industry before joining a daily newspaper covering the Zurich area. He was then appointed editor-in-chief of a private radio station in the same region.
From 1992, he was in charge of communications of a Swiss building materials holding company that was later integrated into the then Holcim Group. He subsequently became Head of Corporate Communications for the united operations of Holcim in Switzerland.
From 1999 until 2003, Edward Schwarz was the global Head of Internal and Online Communications of the Group, in addition to being a member of the Holcim brand development and implementation team.