Bertrand Collomb (1942) is Honorary Chairman of Lafarge.
He was Chairman and CEO of Lafarge from 1989 to 2003 and Chairman from 2003 to 2007.
A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines in Paris, he also holds a French law degree and a PhD in Management from the University of Texas. He also founded the Center for Management Research at the Ecole Polytechnique.
He joined Lafarge in 1975. After various positions, including CEO of Lafarge in North America from 1985 to1988, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Lafarge in August 1989 and was Chairman from 2003 to 2007.
He is also a founding member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), of which he was Chairman from 2004 to 2005. He is also Director of Total, DuPont and ATCO.He is member of the “Institut de France” and was Chairman of the “Académie des sciences morales et politiques”.