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Atalian Servest appoints new CFO

Global service provider, Atalian Servest, has announced the appointment of Jean-Jacques Gauthier as Group Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.

In addition to his finance responsibilities, Gauthier will also oversee Legal Affairs, Human Resources and other Corporate Services.

Gauthier joins Atalian Servest from LafargeHolcim, a global leader in building materials and solutions where he worked for 18 years. Appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Lafarge Group in 2001, in July 2015 Jean-Jacques became Chief Integration and Human Resources Officer, and a member of Zurich based Group Executive Committee, following the merger of Lafarge and Holcim which brought together 75,000 employees in 80 countries. Most recently, he was Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge Algeria.

Gauthier started his career with Ernst & Young before joining Group EADS (Airbus) where he spent 15 years and in various roles including Chief Financial Officer of Matra Marconi Space / Astrium, the civil and military space systems subsidiary. A French national, he holds a degree in Economics and Corporate Law.

Commenting on the appointment, President of Atalian Holding Development and Strategy S.A., Franck Julien said: “I am delighted to welcome Jean-Jacques at this important time for the Group. Given his significant and wide-ranging experience, he will play a key role in the deleveraging and development of our Group, as we aim to maximise synergies from the optimisation of our global network.”

Following the merger of Atalian and Servest in May 2018, the Group is now a circa €3 billion revenue business with more than 125,000 employees worldwide, operating in 32 countries across four continents.

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