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Holcim: Bernard Terver new area manager for India

Staff writer | Jona, Switzerland | May 15, 2014
Bernard TerverMay 15, 2014, Jona, Switzerland - Holcim Ltd, a supplier of cement and aggregates, announces that Onne van der Weijde, area manager for India until April 25, 2014, and member of Holcim senior management, leaves Holcim effective June 1, 2014.
Mr. van der Weijde has been an Area Manager of Indian Operations at Holcim Ltd., since January 1, 2012. He had been the Managing Director of Ambuja Cements Limited since May 1, 2010 until April 2014. Mr. van der Weijde served as the Chief Financial Officer of ACC Limited since May 1, 2006. He served as General Manager for Holcim (India) Pvt. Ltd. since March 2005. He serves as a Director of Bulk Cement Corporation (India) Ltd. and ACC Concrete Ltd.

He had been the Whole-time Director of Ambuja Cements Limited since February 17, 2010 until April 2014. He served as Non Executive Director of Ambuja Cement Eastern Ltd. since May 2005. He served as a Non Executive Director of Ambuja Cements Limited from January 9, 2009 to February 2010. He served as a Director of ACC Limited from January, 2009 to October 2009. He served as Director of Holcim Indonesia Tbk PT.

Mr. van der Weijde holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration in Economics & Accounting from Rotterdam, Netherlands and an Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Bradford, UK.

Member of the Holcim Executive Committee Bernard Terver, responsible for the Indian Subcontinent, takes over direct responsibility for the country.

Mr. Terver concluded his studies at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris in 1976. After beginning his career in the steel industry, in 1977 he moved to cement producer CEDEST, which was taken over by Holcim France in 1994. In 1999, he became CEO of Holcim Colombia and in 2003 he was appointed Area Manager for the Andes nations, Central America and the Caribbean.

Since October 2008, he has been CEO of Holcim US and, effective November 2010, CEO of Aggregate Industries US. On April 1, 2010, he was appointed Area Manager with responsibility for Holcim US and Aggregate Industries US.

As of September 1, 2012, Mr. Terver was appointed Member of the Executive Committee. As of January 1, 2014, he is responsible for Africa Middle East as well as South Asia, i.e. India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.