Board of the Holcim Foundation

Board of the Holcim Foundation

Board of the Holcim Foundation meeting in Zurich, May 2024 (l-r): Maria Atkinson - Chair (Australia), Meisa Batayneh Maani (Jordan), Nollaig Forrest (Switzerland), Harry Gugger (Switzerland), Loreta Castro Regura (Mexico), Christian Benimana (Rwanda), Kate Ascher (USA), Stuart Smith (UK/Germany) and Jan Jenisch (Switzerland).

The Board inspires the Foundation's programs by integrating architectural, scientific, cultural, and policy concerns into current interpretations of sustainable development.

Members of the Board

Board Alumni - Renowned Experts

  • Marilyne Andersen, Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies and Head, Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design (LIPID), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • Marc Angélil, Professor Emeritus of Architecture & Design, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Alejandro Aravena, Partner Architect and Executive Director, Elemental, Chile and Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2016
  • Alexander Biner, Partner, MS Management Service AG, Switzerland
  • Claude Fussler, former Director, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, France
  • Yolanda Kakabadse, former President, WWF, Ecuador
  • Rachel Kyte, CEO, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All); and Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Austria
  • Amory Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), USA
  • Enrique Norten, Principal and Founder of TEN Arquitectos (Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos), Mexico/USA
  • Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Brinda Somaya, Principal Architect and Managing Director, Somaya & Kalappa Consultants, India
  • Klaus Töpfer, former Executive Director, UNEP and former environment minister, Germany
  • Simon Upton, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, New Zealand
  • Muhammad Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh and Laureate of the Nobel Prize for Peace 2006

Board Alumni - Holcim Representatives

  • Markus Akermann, former CEO of Holcim, Switzerland
  • Magali Anderson, former Chief Sustainability & Innovation Officer (CSIO) and Member of the Executive Committee, Holcim, Switzerland
  • Urs Bieri, former Deputy Chairman of Holcim, Switzerland
  • Jens Diebold, former Group Head of Sustainable Development & Head of Strategy Europe of Holcim, Switzerland
  • Bernard Fontana, former CEO of Holcim, France
  • Roland Köhler, former Member of the Executive Committee of Holcim, Switzerland
  • Gérard Kuperfarb, former Member of the Executive Committee of Holcim, France
  • Eric Olsen, former CEO of Holcim, France
  • Rolf Soiron, former Chairman of Holcim, Switzerland
  • Roland Walker, former Head of Corporate Communications of Holcim, Switzerland