|Born||1945 (age 74–75)|
|Alma mater|| Tufts University |
|Occupation||Major shareholder of LafargeHolcim|
|Net worth||US$4.9 billion (January 2020)|
|Relatives||Stephan Schmidheiny (brother)|
Thomas Schmidheiny (born 1945) is a Swiss billionaire businessman, and the former chairman of cement manufacturer Holcim.
Thomas Schmidheiny was born in 1945,the son of Max Schmidheiny (1908-1991). The family's construction materials empire (bricks, cement, etc.) was divided in 1984, with Thomas inheriting Holcim, the concrete and cement company, and his brother Stephan, also a billionaire, was given the construction company Eternit.
Until 2003, Schmidheiny was the chairman of Holcim, one of the world's leading cement manufacturers, founded by his grand-uncle in 1912.Schmidheiny resigned his chairmanship as part of a deal to settle an investigation of insider trading in Spain. He has remained on the Board since that time. Since the merger between Holcim and Lafarge Thomas Schmidheiny detains 11.4% of the company Lafarge-Holcim and is the biggest shareholder of the firm.
Schmidheiny holds a doctorate from Tufts University and a bachelor's degree from Zurich Polytechnic,and an MBA from IMD Business School, Switzerland.
The Indian School of Business has a Thomas Schmidheiny chair of family business. As of 2012, the post was held by Kavil Ramachandran.
Schmidheiny is married with four children; he owns vineyards and wineries in Argentina, Switzerland and the US, including his residence in Klosters.
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