Roland Köhler is incoming Chairman of the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.
He had a successful career within LafargeHolcim spanning more than 30 years and has been a Member of the Executive Committee since 2010, most recently as the Head of Europe, Trading & Oceania.
He studied business administration at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Roland Köhler joined Swiss building materials group Hunziker in 1988 as Head of Finance & Administration and transferred to Holcim Group Support as a management consultant in 1994. From 1995 to 1998, he was Head of Corporate Controlling and from 1999 to end 2001 Head of Business Risk Management. He headed Corporate Strategy & Risk Management from 2002.
From 2005, Roland Köhler became Corporate Functional Manager responsible for Corporate Strategy and Risk Management. He was appointed to the Executive Committee in March 2010 and from then until the end of August 2012, he led the central services and support functions of the Group.
He was responsible for Holcim Group region Europe (excluding the United Kingdom) until the LafargeHolcim merger in July 2015. He was appointed to the Executive Committee of LafargeHolcim with responsibility for Europe in July 2015, and in August 2016 Australia/New Zealand & Trading were added to his responsibilities. He will continue to represent the Group as a non-executive director in local subsidiaries of the company.
He joined the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation in 2015, and was appointed Chairman effective April 1, 2018.
He was a member of the Global Holcim Awards Innovation prize jury in 2012, and an observer of the Global LafargeHolcim Awards jury in 2018.