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Bernard Fontana, the CEO Holcim Ltd., visited Holcim plants in Russia

July 06, 2012

On July 4-5, 2012 Bernard Fontana, the CEO Holcim Ltd., visited Holcim plants in Russia: Shurovsky cement and Volskcement.

In the frame of the trip the Head of Holcim Group visited the production lines and held meetings with the management and employees, where he answered the questions about strategic plans of the Company, its priorities, etc.

Speaking of competitive advantages of Holcim (Rus), Bernard said: “First of all, I think we have a very good reputation and are supported by authorities, that’s an advantage. Secondly, market is growing and this is extremely important. The third point: we have good people, professionals. This is our main asset”.

Bernard Fontana took over the position of the CEO Holcim Ltd. on February 1st, 2012.  He is a business leader with many years of international experience in sectors comparable to the construction materials industry, 50 years old, a French national.

During his visit to Russia Mr. Fontana was accompanied by his Swiss colleagues Urs Boehlen, EXCO member of Holcim Ltd., and Markus Akermann, member of BoD since 2012 (the CEO of Holcim Ltd. 2001-2011).

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