HeidelbergCement appoints René Aldach as CFO
HeidelbergCement has appointed René Aldach as its group chief financial officer (CFO) and it has created two new positions on its managing board. Nicola Kimm will become the new board member for sustainability and Dennis Lentz will become the new board member for digitalisation. All changes will become effective from the start of September 2021.
Aldach, aged 42 years, will succeed Lorenz Näger in the post of CFO following Näger’s retirement at the end of August 2021. Näger has been HeidelbergCement’s CFO since 2004. Aldach currently works as Director Group Reporting, Controlling & Consolidation for HeidelbergCement. He joined the company in 2004 and has worked in Germany, Africa and Australia, including holding the position of CFO for Hanson Australia.
Kimm, aged 51 years, will become the group’s Chief Sustainability Officer responsible for environment social governance, global research & development and new technologies. She currently works as an executive committee member and chief sustainability officer for Signify, the lighting business that was formerly part of Philips. As a trained ecologist and chemical engineer, and with a PhD in business engineering, she holds almost 25 years of international professional experience. Kimm has also held sustainability roles with BASF, Corbion/CSM and Philips and worked in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Lentz, aged 39 years, will become the group’s Chief Digital Officer. Since 2010, he has held management positions as Head of Group Energy Purchasing, Director Logistics and Group CIO at HeidelbergCement. Before joining the company, he worked as a management consultant in the building materials and mining industry with a strong focus on process optimisation.