Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum



Jan Jenisch joined Holcim as CEO in 2017, with the vision to lead Holcim to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. Under his leadership, Holcim has reached a new level of strength, with record profitability levels, 60,000 people worldwide and industry-leading ESG ratings. Jan Jenisch launched the industry’s first global ranges of lowcarbon and circular building solutions from ECOPact and ECOPlanet to ECOCycle®. He successfully transformed Holcim to accelerate green growth by expanding the Solutions & Products segment, becoming a global leader in roofing, while growing in the most attractive North American market. Advancing the company’s leadership in sustainability, Jan drove a 21% reduction in CO2 per net sales in 2022, and is committed to reducing it by over 10% in 2023. Before joining Holcim, Jan was CEO of Sika AG in 2012. Under his leadership, Sika set new performance standards for sales and profitability, becoming a member of the Swiss Market Index. Jan studied in the US and Switzerland, obtaining his MBA from the University of Fribourg in 1993. In 2021, he received a Dr. h.c. for his accomplishments as CEO of two SMI companies. Jan is a German national and was born in 1966

Scroll to Top