Eric Olsen joined Lafarge in 1999. He started his career at Deloitte & Touche, Paribas, and then Trinity Associates consultancy.
He held various functions at Lafarge North America (Strategy & development Director, Cement Business Unit Manager), before being appointed Chief Financial Officer of Lafarge North America in 2004.
In 2007, he was Executive Vice-President in charge of Organization and Human Resources and a member of the Group Executive Committee.
On September 1, 2013, Eric Olsen was appointed Executive Vice-President Operations.
On July 10, 2015, Mr. Eric Olsen is appointed Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Lafarge SA.
Eric Olsen has a French-American dual nationality. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting from the University of Colorado, and an MBA from the HEC international business school in Paris.