Jean Desazars de Montgailhard

Non-Executive Director


Appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 29 November 2016. Mr Jean Desazars de Montgailhard is a graduate of Ecole Nationale DAdministration (E.N.A.) in 1979, Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (France) in 1973 and University of Paris 3 Panthéon Sorbonne Licence and DES in Economics.


Mr Jean Desazars de Montgailhard is the Special Adviser to the LafargeHolcim Group Chief Executive Officer, responsible for divestment in India, Sri Lanka and Chili since July 2015. He started his career as a Diplomat at French Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1979 until 1989; specialized in multilateral negotiations, defense issues and arms control. Mr Montgailhard joined Lafarge Group in 1989 as Vice President Strategic Planning and Development and subsequently held various senior managerial positions. From 1996 to 2006, he was a Group delegate for Asia Pacific, and then Regional President for Asia Pacific and Africa. He assumed the role as Group Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee of Lafarge from 2006 to July 2015; responsible for strategy, development, mergers & acquisition, sustainable development and public affairs. He is a Member of the Remuneration and Committee of the Company since 22 February 2017.