Eric Olsen, 51 years old, American and French citizen, is currently Executive Vice President Operations of Lafarge, responsible for a large number of countries such as France, USA, Brazil and Egypt.
He joined the Lafarge Group in 1999 and has been a member of its Executive Committee since 2007.
He joined Lafarge North America in 1999, as Senior Vice President for Strategy and Development, leading the integration of Blue Circle’s North American operations and restructuring cement assets. Since 2001, he served as both President, North-East Cement region and Senior Vice President, Purchasing. Since 2004, Eric Olsen served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President for Lafarge North America, a NYSE traded company.
From 2007 to 2012, he served as Executive Vice-President, Organisation and Human Resources of Lafarge Group. In this role, he led the integration of the Egyptian Orascom, a major acquisition with operations in Africa, Middle East and Asia. Eric Olsen also led the 2012 reorganisation of the Group with a focus on country organisation around end-market segments.
Prior to Lafarge, Eric Olsen started his career in the field of M&A at Deloitte & Touche, Banque Paribas and was one of the managing partners of Trinity Associates for 6 years.
He is a business graduate from the University of Colorado, Certified Public Accountant (Chicago, USA), and holds a Master of Business Administration from HEC international business school in Paris.
Eric Olsen is presently a Board Member of Cimpress N.V., chairing its compensation committee and is a member of its audit committee. He is the Chairman of the Board for the American School of Paris.