Eric Olsen, Group CEO of LafargeHolcim, the world’s largest construction materials company and parent company to Lafarge Africa Plc will pay a 3-day business visit to Nigeria on Monday February 6, 2017. He is scheduled to be at some of the company’s key operations in the country within the period.
Commenting on the visit, Michel Puchercos, CEO of Lafarge Africa Plc stated that “Nigeria is a promising and important market for our business. Despite the challenging economic condition in the country in 2016 LafargeHolcim is committed to the market, adapting its operations and listening to meet its customers’ needs.”
He remarked that Lafarge Africa has continued to make positive contributions to the development of Nigeria through its affordable housing and mass housing solutions, as well as sustained efforts to enhance its power generation capacity.
Michel further described the visit as demonstration of LafargeHolcim’s dedication to serving a growing market, stating that “demographic growth and urbanization coupled with investments in residential, commercial real estate, roads and power are driving the growing demand for cement”.
French and American national born in 1964, Eric Olsen has been the CEO of LafargeHolcim since July 10, 2015. He is a graduate in finance and accounting of the University of Colorado and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree awarded by the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC).
Eric Olsen joined Lafarge North America Inc. in 1999 as Senior Vice-President Strategy and Development. In 2001, he was appointed President of the Cement Division for the Northeast Region of North America and Senior Vice-President Purchasing for Lafarge North America Inc and later Chief Finance Officer of Lafarge North America Inc. in 2004. He was appointed Executive Vice President for Organization and Human Resources and a member of the Executive Committee in 2007. On September 1, 2013, he became the Executive Vice-President Operations.