Michael LeMonds was named Vice President of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) and Chief Sustainability Officer in 2023. Since joining the company in 2000, Mr. LeMonds has been directly responsible for implementing business development improvements and ESG practices across both the US and Canada. He reports directly to the Region Head, North America and sits on the United States Management Executive Committee.
Throughout his 24 years with Holcim, he has held diverse leadership roles, with a deep focus on enhancing company values through strong corporate citizenship.
In addition to building a sustainable government, public affairs, and sustainability program as Director, Government & Public Affairs, Mr. LeMonds also helped drive cultural and business change across the US cement organization as part of the global ACE Business Transformation Program. He has held the roles of Interim Head of Sustainability, ISO/Audit and Environmental Reporting; US and Canada Director, Government and Public Affairs – Lafarge Cement; and Public Affairs Director North America.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. LeMonds served as Chief of Staff in the Michigan House of Representatives. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Ready Mix Concrete Association, the Ceres Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) Network and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions Business Environmental Leadership Council.
Mr. LeMonds earned a bachelor’s degree from Albion College and was a Graduate Fellow at the Michigan State University Institute for Public Policy and Social Research. He also attended executive education at the Harvard Business School and the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business.