Mr. Akermann is a Swiss national. He obtained his Master’s degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and studied economic and social sciences at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Akermann began his professional career in 1975 with a Swiss bank. He joined Holcim in 1978 where he held various positions. He became a Member of the Executive Committee of the Holcim Group in 1993 and was subsequently appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Holcim Group, which he held from 2002 – 2012. He was Member of the Board of Holcim Ltd. From 2002 – 2013. During the period 1993 – 2012 he held various Board Membership positions across Holcim companies in Mexico, Spain and India.
He was also the Member of the Board, Audit and Remuneration Committee of the Stainless Steel Group Outokumpu, Helsinki, Finland from 2013 – 2018.
Since 2013, Mr. Akermann is Member of the Board and Strategic Committee of Votorantim Cimentos S.A., Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is also the Chairman of the Board of MAK architecture SA, Prangins, Switzerland since 2015. In addition, he is a Member of the Advisory Committee of LC3-project of EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland since 2014.