Bertrand P. Collomb

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Bertrand Collomb
Born (1942-08-14) 14 August 1942 (age 76)
EducationÉcole Polytechnique, Mines ParisTech

Bertrand P. Collomb (born August 14, 1942) is a French business executive.


Collomb graduated in 1960 from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines with a degree in law. He then earned a PhD in Management at the University of Texas.[1]


He is currently director of LafargeHolcim, the company resulting from the merger of Lafarge and its Swiss competitor, in 2015. He is also honorary chairman of Lafarge, after having served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Lafarge SA from July 1989 to May 2003, and its chairman until 2007, senior executive vice president from 1987 to January 1989 and also served as its chief operating officer.[2]

Collomb is also a member of the Institut de France ( Académie des sciences morales et politiques ).

Collomb was a director of several international companies, like Allianz, Unilever, Vivendi, DuPont, Total and Atco.

He was also the chairman of WBCSD (World Business for Sustainable Development) in 2004–2005, and of IFRI (Institut Francais des Relations Internationales ).

Collomb was part of the "Coppens commission" who prepared the French Charter for the Environment of 2004.


He is the son of Charles Collomb (1901-1982)and Hélène Traon and the grandson of Charles Collomb (1870-1933) and Catherine Ogier. He has three children from his first marriage to Caroline Wirth.


  1. ^ Torres, Félix (2016-05-02). L'Intelligence de l'entreprise (in German). Manitoba Les Belles Lettres. ISBN 9782251901343.
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