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


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.