Dr Bertrand Collomb

Dr Bertrand Collomb

Dr Bertrand Collomb is Honorary Chairman of Lafarge, who merged with Holcim in 2015 to become LafargeHolcim, the worldwide leader in building materials, with €26 billion sales in 90 countries.  He is a Director of LafargeHolcim.

A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines in Paris, he also holds a French law degree and a PhD in Management from the University of Texas.

He started his career working for the French government and joined Lafarge in 1975. After several positions, including CEO of Lafarge Corporation, the North American arm of the group, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Lafarge in 1989, stepping down as Chairman in May 2007.

Dr Collomb founded the Centre for Management Research at the Ecole Polytechnique.

Board Mandates

Dr Collomb is a member of the board of LafargeHolcim. He is also a member of the 'Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques' and was their Chairman in 2013.

His career has included Non-Executive Directorships on the boards of Vivendi, Allianz, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Credit Commercial de France and Unilever.

Download this bio as a pdf file

chairman mentors