Roland Köhler is Chairman of the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.
He had a successful career within LafargeHolcim spanning more than 30 years and was Member of the Executive Committee from 2010. Since his retirement in 2018, he continues to represent the Group as a non-executive director in local subsidiaries Huaxin Cement Company, China, and Ambuja Cements, India.
Roland Köhler is also Chairman of the Board of Noser Group, one of the leading providers of information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and support in Switzerland.
Following the merger of Lafarge and Holcim in 2015, he was confirmed as member of the Executive Committee and COO of LafargeHolcim. He joined the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction in 2015 and was appointed Chairman in 2018.
He studied business administration at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and joined Swiss building materials group Hunziker in 1988 that he later managed as CEO. He transferred to Holcim Group Support as a management consultant in 1994, was Head of Corporate Controlling (1995-98), Head of Business Risk Management (1999-2001), and Head of Corporate Strategy & Risk Management (2002-10).
Roland Köhler was a member of the Global Holcim Awards Innovation prize jury in 2012 and will be a member of the Global LafargeHolcim Awards jury in 2021.