Gutovic Tapped as New Holcim Head

Holcim’s board of directors named Miljan Gutovic as the company’s new chief executive officer, effective May 1. He will succeed Jan Jenisch, who will focus on his role as chairman and leading the planned U.S. listing of Holcim’s North America business.

Miljan Gutovic

Gutovic has been a member of the group executive committee since 2018. He served as head of the Region Middle East and Africa, followed by the Region Europe and Operational Excellence. Under his leadership, Holcim strengthened its market positions while delivering industry-leading margins and making decarbonization a driver of profitable growth. 

“I thank the board of directors for trusting me to lead Holcim into its next chapter of success. As a civil engineer who is passionate about the construction industry, Holcim is the best company to be part of,” said Gutovic. “With decarbonization and advanced technologies transforming how we build, there has never been a more exciting time for our sector. I look forward to working with the Holcim teams around the world to advance our leadership.”

Gutovic holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a PhD in material sciences and engineering from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. He is a member of the steering committee of the Global Cement and Concrete Association.

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