Greece: George Michos has been appointed CEO of Heracles, member of LafargeHolcim Group, assuming his duties as of 1 October 2015. He succeeds Pierre Deleplanque, who after seven years in Heracles, moves to become Area Manager Emerging Europe of LafargeHolcim Group, while remaining on the board of Heracles as a non-executive member.
George Michos had previously been Senior Vice President RMX Concrete for Lafarge since January 2013 and in parallel, since July 2014, leader of the Operating Model & Organisation workstream for the LafargeHolcim merger. He joined Heracles General Cement in Greece in 2004 and held various executive positions before moving to India in early 2008 and becoming the COO of Lafarge India. In mid-2011 he became Senior Vice President Cement Strategy and M&A for the Lafarge Group in Paris.
He began his career in the construction industry in Greece in 1994 and from 1998 until 2003 he worked in consulting companies in London, Paris and Athens. Michos is 45 years old and married with one daughter, is a graduate of the National Technical University of Athens in Electrical & Computer Engineering (Dipl. Eng) and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.