HOLCIM NAMES ONNE VAN DER WEIJDE AREA MANAGER

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Onne van der Weijde, currently CEO of Ambuja Cements Ltd, has been
appointed Area Manager and a member of the senior management of Holcim Ltd
as per January 1, 2012. He remains CEO of Ambuja Cements Ltd and reports
directly to Executive Committee member Paul Hugentobler, responsible for
South Asia /ASEAN excluding the Philippines.
Onne van der Weijde is a Dutch citizen.  He holds a Bachelor's Degree in
Economics and Accounting from the University of Rotterdam, and an MBA from
the University of Bradford. In 1990, he started his career in the Dutch
subsidiary Holderfin as international tax consultant. After this he was
responsible for business development and acquisitions in Australia and CFO
at Holcim Indonesia from 2001 to 2005. In 2005 he was appointed General
Manager of Holcim India Ltd and in 2006 he also assumed the CFO function
at ACC Ltd until October 2008. Since November 2009 Onne van der Weijde has
been CEO of Ambuja Cements Ltd.
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Holcim is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement and aggregates
(crushed stone, gravel and sand), as well as further activities such as
ready-mix concrete and asphalt including services. The Group has majority
and minority holdings in around 70 countries across all continents.
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