Gérard Lamarche (1961) was appointed to the Lafarge Board of Directors in 2012.
He graduated from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve with a Bachelor's degree in Economic Sciences and a specialization in Business Administration and Management. He also completed the Advanced Management Program for Suez Group Executives at the INSEAD Business School and took part in the 1998-99 Wharton International Forum, Global Leadership Series.
He began his professional career in 1983 with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Belgium, and became M&A Consultant in the Netherlands in 1987. In 1988, he joined the Venture Capital Department of Société Générale de Belgique as Investment Manager. He was promoted to Controller in 1989, and in 1992 was appointed Advisor to the Director of Strategic Planning. He became Special Projects Advisor to the President and Secretary of the Suez Board of Directors (1995-1997) and participated in the merger between Compagnie de Suez and Lyonnaise des Eaux (1997); he was later appointed the new Group's Senior Vice President in charge of Planning, Control and Accounts Management.
In July 2000, Gérard Lamarche joined NALCO (American subsidiary of the Suez Group and world leader in industrial water treatment) as Director, Senior Executive Vice President and CFO. He was appointed CFO of the Suez group in March 2004. He was appointed Director of the Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (Belgium) in April 2011, of which he is also Managing Director since January 1, 2012. Gérard Lamarche is also a Director of Legrand, Total and SGS (Switzerland) as well as censor of GDF Suez.
Gérard Lamarche in particular brings to the Board his expertise in finance and management of equity investments as well as his experience as an executive officer and Director of international industrial groups.
Mr. Lamarche holds 1,143 Lafarge shares.