The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) yesterday announced the election of Jan Jenisch, chief executive of Holcim, as association president. GCCA member companies account for 80% of the global cement industry volume outside of China and include several large Chinese manufacturers.
He succeeds outgoing president Albert Manifold, chief executive of CRH. As the inaugural GCCA president, Manifold oversaw the founding of GCCA as a global voice for the concrete and cement industry and its work to unite the sector around its 2050 Global Roadmap to Net Zero Concrete, unveiled earlier this month.
Jenisch was appointed Holcim CEO in 2017 (then LafargeHolcim), having previously been chief executive of Sika AG.
As GCCA president, he will oversee the implementation of GCCA’s net zero roadmap.
“Our industry plays an essential role in society’s development, from housing to infrastructure,” he said. “With today’s population and urbanisation trends, our greatest challenge and opportunity is to build a net zero future that works for people and the planet.”
Commenting on the election, GCCA chief executive Thomas Guillot said: “As a leading industry voice on the need for a net zero concrete to support sustainable world development, I look forward to working with Jan. Steering the GCCA in the new phase of delivering the global cement and concrete industry’s net zero roadmap is our number one priority.”
Jenisch thanked Manifold “for his huge contribution as GCCA’s first president and his guidance through the association’s early years”.