In LafargeHolcim, Christof Hässig heads the Corporate Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions function, reporting directly to the CEO.
Before joining ex-Holcim in 1999, Christof Hässig worked for 25 years at UBS in many different functions, including global relationship manager and investment banker for multinational corporates in Switzerland and abroad.
Within ex-Holcim he was reporting directly to the CFO with many direct links to all other Executive Directors including CEO. For the past 15 years he built and led the department Corporate Financing and Treasury. The function spans across all the geographic regions and includes a matrix organization with the finance department of the operating companies in the various countries. Holcim has established a series of Finance Companies in all relevant parts of the world, which are being used to facilitate financing streams and managing risks.
In December 2012 he took over additional responsibilities as head of the newly created Mergers & Acquisitions function on Group level. In March 2013 the Group Insurance department was moved and integrated into the Corporate Finance & Treasury Department.
He started his career with a 3 year apprenticeship in Banking followed by a Master in Banking and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2006.