How construction innovations are enabling the transition to a circular economy
The construction sector's emissions account for about 40% of global GHG emissions. These industry innovations show how construction can be made circular.
Jan Jenisch is the Chief Executive Officer of Holcim Ltd since 2017. With 70,000 employees globally and revenues of over CHF 23 billion in 2020, Jan Jenisch led the company to a new level of financial performance and growth and established Holcim as a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. Under Jan’s leadership, Holcim committed to become a net zero company, working in partnership with the Science-Based Targets initiative, and set itself the most ambitious climate objectives in its industry.
Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Sika AG, which develops and manufactures systems and products for the building materials and automotive sector. Under his leadership, Sika expanded into new markets and set new standards of performance in sales and profitability.
In 2021, Jan was elected to the Board of Directors of Holcim Ltd, in addition to his role as CEO and his membership on the Board of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction. Jan Jenisch is a Member of the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the European Round Table for Industry (ERT), and the Global Cement and Concrete Association. In addition, he serves as a Member of the Board of Directors at Glas Troesch SA.
Born in Germany in 1966, Jan Jenisch has studied in Switzerland and the US, and graduated from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, with a Master of Business Administration.