Juan Gallardo (1947) was co-opted to the Lafarge Board of Directors in 2003.
He has been Chairman of Organizacion Cultiba SAB de CV (Holding of Grupo GEPP and Grupo Azucarero Mexico) (Mexico) since 1985. He is also a Director of IDEA S.A., Caterpillar, Inc. (USA) and Banco Santander (Mexico). Juan Gallardo coordinated the private sector efforts in the Alena negotiations as well as in the free-trade agreement between Mexico and the European Union. He is a member of the Mexican Business Roundtable. He was previously a member of the International Advisory Council of Lafarge, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fondo Mexico, Vice-President of Home Mart Mexico and Director of Grupo Mexico S.A. de C.V. (Mexico).
Independent Director, Juan Gallardo in particular brings to the Board his experience as a Director of international industrial groups, his expertise in fi nance as well as his knowledge of North and Latin America.
Mr. Gallardo holds 1,500 Lafarge shares.