Olsen named chief executive of Holcim, Lafarge merger

By |  April 10, 2015

Eric Olsen was chosen to be the chief executive of the Holcim and Lafarge merger, reports Reuters. Olsen, a French American, has worked at Lafarge for 16 years. He currently works as its vice president for operations, responsible for Frank, the United States, Brazil and Egypt.

Olsen expressed confidence as leader of the $1.5 billion merger.

“I see my role not only as the operational leader but also as the integrator of cultures,” he said at a press conference on Thursday.

Since Olsen’s appointment, shares in Holcim rose 3.6 percent and shares in Lafarge rose 4.7 percent, says Reuters.

In addition, Holcim and Lafarge agreed that Bruno Lafont, Lafarge CEO, will become the merger’s co-chairman with Holcim’s Wolfgang Reitzle.

Related: Holcim and Lafarge confident merger to occur this summer

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