On 1 Feb­ru­ary 2019, Dr. Alexan­der Röder will be appoint­ed as the new Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of the IBU

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After study­ing physics at the Albert Lud­wig Uni­ver­si­ty of Freiburg and the ETH Zurich, Mr Röder gained his doc­tor­ate at the Paul Scher­rer Insti­tute (Switzer­land) on the inte­gra­tion of LCA data into macro­eco­nom­ic ener­gy and envi­ron­men­tal mod­els. Fol­low­ing a short post-doc­tor­al posi­tion at the same insti­tute, dur­ing which time he was involved in updat­ing and digi­tis­ing the ECOINVENT data­base, Mr Röder joined the glob­al build­ing mate­ri­als group CEMEX, where he has worked in var­i­ous posi­tions and loca­tions in Switzer­land, Ger­many and Spain over the last 16 years in the man­age­ment of ener­gy, cli­mate pro­tec­tion and gen­er­al sustainability.

In addi­tion, in his role as man­ag­ing direc­tor of the glob­al Con­crete Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Coun­cil (CSC), Mr. Röder has been respon­si­ble in recent years for the suc­cess­ful intro­duc­tion of the council’s cer­ti­fi­ca­tion sys­tem for respon­si­bly sourced con­crete. “I am look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge of expand­ing the IBU from a life cycle
assess­ment spe­cial­ist to a lead­ing provider of all sus­tain­abil­i­ty-relat­ed infor­ma­tion on build­ing prod­ucts”, said Dr. Röder.