Gérard Kuperfarb is a former Member of the Executive Committee of LafargeHolcim responsible for Growth & Innovation from the LafargeHolcim merger in July 2015 until January 2018.
He graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy, France, and also holds a Master’s degree in Materials Science from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (MINES ParisTech) and an MBA from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), Paris.
He began his career in 1983 as an engineer at the Centre de Mise en Forme des Matériaux (CEMEF), École des mines de Paris, before joining the Composite Materials Division at Ciba group in 1986, where he held sales and marketing positions. In 1989, he joined a strategic consultancy firm based in Brussels and Paris.
He joined Lafarge in 1992 as Marketing Director for the refractories business, and then became Vice-President for strategy at Lafarge Specialty Materials. In 1996, he became vice-president of Readymix concrete strategy in Paris. In 1998, he was appointed vice-president/general manager for the Aggregates & Concrete Business in southwest Ontario (Canada) before heading the Performance group at Lafarge Construction Materials in North America in 2001. He joined the Aggregates & Concrete Division in Paris as senior vice-president of Performance in 2002. He was president of the Aggregates & Concrete Business for eastern Canada (2005-07).
Gérard Kuperfarb was a Member of the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction from July 2015 until 2017.