Holcim Group Support Ltd.
Charl Bester leads the Corporate Procurement function of Holcim based in Switzerland with a team of 65 procurement professionals. He is responsible for sourcing and coordination of key categories, supplier qualification and SRM as well as global procurement standards and practice for the group.
Holcim Ltd. is a leading global supplier of cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and asphalt with affiliates in 70 countries and a workforce of some 80 000. In 2011 the group achieved a turnover of 20.7 bn CHF with a total spend of around 13.7 bn CHF.
Originally from South Africa, Bester has held management positions in the mining, telecommunications and cement industries in several companies including the RTZ Group, Plessey, Time Engineering and Holcim in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe.