Holcim Foundation
Experts

Curriculum Vitae

Jan Jenisch

About

Jan Jenisch is Chief Executive Officer of Holcim. Since joining in 2017, Jan has led Holcim to a new level of strength, with record profitability levels, revenues of over CHF 26.8 billion in 2021, 70,000 people worldwide and industry leading ESG ratings.

Building on his track record of driving superior performance, Jan Jenisch is leading Holcim’s next era of growth to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. Diversifying Holcim’s portfolio, he is expanding the Company’s Solutions & Products Business, with milestone acquisitions like Firestone Building Products and Malarkey Roofing Products, becoming a global leader in roofing systems. Driving circular construction, Holcim recycled 54 million tons of materials across its business in 2021 on its way to 100 million tons by 2030 and launched the world’s first green cement with 20% recycled construction demolition waste inside. Putting sustainability at the core of Holcim’s strategy, he drove the launch of the industry’s first global ranges of ECOPact green concrete and ECOPlanet green cement, making low-carbon construction possible worldwide. Taking a science-driven approach to climate action, Holcim became the first company in its sector with a full net-zero pathway endorsed by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Prior to Holcim, Jan Jenisch served as Chief Executive Officer of Sika AG, a global leader in innovative systems and products for the building and automotive sectors. Under his leadership, Sika expanded its reach in high value markets, setting new standards of performance in sales and profitability, becoming a member of the Swiss Market Index, which includes the 20 largest listed Swiss companies.

In 2021, Jan was elected to the Board of Directors of Holcim, in addition to his role as CEO. He is currently the elected President of the Global Cement and Concrete Association and is a member of the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). In addition, he is an active member of the European Round Table for Industry (ERT) and a Board member of the Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce (SJCC). In addition, he serves as a Non-Executive Director of the privately held Glas Troesch Holding AG.

Jan Jenisch studied in Switzerland and the USA, and graduated from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, with a Master of Business Administration. In 2021 he received a Dr. h.c. from the University of Fribourg for his accomplishments as CEO of two SMI companies.

He became a member of the Board of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction in 2018.

Last Updated: April 03, 2022
Background
Location
Zug, Switzerland
Related Information
Video
“We need a systematic approach” – Jan Jenisch
“We need a systematic approach” – Jan Jenisch

“It’s too simple to say we need sustainable building materials – we need a systematic approach,” notes Jan Jenisch …

Video
“Cement and concrete are not the enemy”
“Cement and concrete are not the enemy”

Top managers of LafargeHolcim comment on the future of building materials in a five-minute video that breaks down …

Holcim Foundation
 
     

Search Help

Our website search engine covers the web pages including project descriptions and expert profiles, PDFs, images and videos on the Holcim Foundation website. To improve your search results, here are some tips:

Basic search

Our search defaults to term-pairing AND. If you search sustainable construction - then the search engine will look for any items containing sustainable AND construction

Union

photovoltaic OR solar

Looks for either word

Nesting

(clay OR mud) AND (school OR university)

Combine alternative terms for more specific searching

Subtraction

geothermal -heating

Excludes a term from results, automatically ANDs other terms listed

Phrases

"zero carbon"

Use quotation marks to search for a specific phrase or combination

Wildcards (one or more characters)

archit*

Asterisk (*) matches any word or phrase - so archit* will find architect, architecture, architectural as well as architrave