People: Holcim Ltd (HCMLY.PK)
6 Dec 2013
Dr. Beat W. Hess, Ph.D., has been Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at Holcim Ltd since May 5, 2011. He has been Member of the Nomination & Compensation Committee and Member of the Governance & Strategy Committee.He acted as Non-Executive Director at the Company from May 6, 2010. From 1977 to 2003, he was initially Legal Counsel and subsequently General Counsel for the ABB Group. From 2003 until the end of 2010, he served as Legal Director and Member of the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell, Den Haag until the end of 2010. He is also Member of the Board of Directors of Nestle S.A., Vevey, Switzerland, and has been nominated as Member of the Board of Directors of Sonova Holding AG, Staefa. Dr. Hess has Law degrees from the Universite de Geneve, Switzerland (1972) and the University of Miami, USA (1976). He also holds a Doctorate in Law (Ph.D.) from the Universite de Fribourg in Switzerland, which he obtained in 1977.
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