Sep 2007 - Present
Corporate Environmental Relationship manager
Develop a new biodiversity policy and strategy for the group at worldwide level.
Manage the strategic relationship with external partners in sustainanble development such as IUCN, WBCSD and other NGO’s
Jan 2007 - Sep 2007
Head of Standards and Development
Coordinating the activities of global procurement consultants to:
- Implement the Holcim procurement handbook as well as preparing for the SAP SRM implementation.
- Build and develop a Procurement talent management programme for 400 procurement staff in the group
- Manage and Present the global procurement reporting
Jun 2002 - Dec 2006
EMEA Regional Procurement Officer
Leading the Corporate Procurement organization for Europe, Middle East and Africa covering 176 procurement professionals over 20 group companies amounting to a total of CHF 2.6 billion spent.
Managing directly a team of 6 global commodity managers for selected commodities such paper, IT, electricity, mobile equipment, foundry wear parts, refractories, liquid fuels for all Holcim group companies.
Coordinating the activities of 5 procurement consultants to implement the Holcim procurement handbook as well as preparing EMEA for the SAP implementation of a unique platform integrated with ARIBA.
Benefits reported by Group Companies resulting from measured strategic sourcing activities in the period starting January 2002 to end 2006 : CHF 299million
Jan 2001 - May 2002
Manager of Procurement and Supply Management
Set up the Holcim North American Procurement Office (NAPO)
Leading the procurement organization in the US representing and 70 employees, covering 15 production facilities and 500 mio USD procurement spent.
Setting up a team of commodity managers to manage strategic purchases across USA and Canada as well as preparing Holcim US for the SAP implementation of the MM module.
Benefits reported end 2002 for NAPO amounted to USD 20 million
Oct 2007 - Oct 2007
Holcim Senior Management Programme
Senior Management Leadership Program designed for Holcim
Sep 1986 - Jun 1990
Bachelor in European Business Administration
Degree in European Business Administration, specializing in Intenrtional Bank Finance.
Spent 1 year in London, UK and Frankfurt, Germany obtaining respectively the London and Wiesbaden Chamber of Commerce Degree
One year after establishing the relationship with IUCN, tanglible biodiversity conservation management activities are happening at global and local level in the Holcim group.
During the World Conservation Congress in Barceolna (October 2008), Holcim sponsored an IMAX nature film festival.