Peter began his career in 1986 as MD of a small publishing and printing company (WUV-Universitätsverlag), trainee of Deutsche Bank and head of procurement and logistics of the automotive company KTM. He joined Mondi Group in 1992.
After heading the bag and flexibles business from 1995 to 2001, overseeing its recovery and expansion, Peter was appointed chief executive of Mondi Packaging Europe in UK in 2002, leading its subsequent integration with Frantschach into the new global Mondi packaging division in 2004. In 2008 Peter joined the Mondi Boards as chief executive officer of the Group’s Europe & International Division comprising all business outside South Africa.
From 2017 to March 2020 he was CEO of Mondi Group.
In April 2020 he joined Mayr-Melnhof Karton as CEO.
Peter served as a non-executive director of Telekom Austria AG and as Chairman of OMV AG. He was Chairman of the Energy&Environment Committee of the Austrian Industry Association, President of respACT-Austrian Business Council for Sustainable Development and President of fit4internet.
Peter holds a master of business from the WU-Vienna Business School and a master of law from the University of Vienna. He is married with three children.
Pierre joined Hawkins Wright in 2014 and has been providing research and editorial support to the Pulp & Paper team. He is co-author of our monthly multi-client publication Pulpwatch, and also makes regular contributions to The Outlook for Market Pulp and Forest Energy Monitor reports. A newcomer to the sector, Pierre was previously employed as an analyst at Société Générale in Paris where he tracked the performance of structured products and undertook risk analyses.
He is a graduate of the American University of Paris where he studied Economics, Entrepreneurship and International Law.
Ms. Lu has over 15 years’ experience in corporate strategy, business development and consulting in the paper and pulp industry. She had held various key positions in Stora Enso and worked as General Manger Asia in James Cropper (UK) Specialty Paper. Ms. Lu joined Fisher International as Senior Strategy Consultant in 2021, before that she was Senior Business Consultant in BCG Switzerland. Ms Lu received her Bachelor of Economics from the International Business School, East China Normal University, and an EMBE degree from Rutgers Business School, New Jersey State University
Hélène Soyer Nogueira has been working for V.E, a Moody’s affiliate, for 10 years, having joined as an ESG analyst in the Basic Resources cluster, working on Chemicals, Mining & Metals and Forest Products & Paper industries. She was then made responsible for V.E Environmental thematic group, and since January 2020 became Research Manager for the Basic Resources sectors. Before joining V.E, Hélène worked on environmental projects sponsored by the European Commission. Of French origin, she came to Belgium to do an internship at the European Commission, in the Unit “”Forest Based Industries” of DG GROW (Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs).
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Marco Eikelenboom is Chief Executive Officer at Sappi Europe since April 2021. His professional career started in 1992 with KNP Fine Paper in The Netherlands and after several commercial positions in Maastricht and Paris, he was appointed Manager Corporate Planning when KNP Leykam was acquired by Sappi Ltd. in 1997. Following this corporate strategy position, Marco took on the role as Managing Director of Sappi Benelux and left in 2002 to Sappi’s global Head Office in Johannesburg to become Marketing Director. Marco came back to Brussels as Director Marketing & Sales in 2005 and after the acquisition and integration of M-Real Graphics In 2008, he assumed the global Marketing & Sales responsibilities for the Graphics business of Sappi Europe as Vice-President Marketing & Sales. Marco holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and followed executive management courses at INSEAD, IMD and MIT Sloane School of Management. He lives with his wife and dog Dingo in Brussels and has 3 sons at University in the Netherlands.
Kurt Maier has been CEO of Heinzel Group, headquartered in Vienna, since 2016. Prior to that he was a board member of Zellstoff Pöls AG, first as Chief Financial Officer, and later as Chairman of the Board.
He is President of Austropapier and a board member of CEPI. Mr Maier received his doctorate from Graz University of Technology in 1991.
Lisa has worked at CPI Group for 11 years in a variety of roles joining originally as Group production manager. Her current role as Director of Environment and Sustainability for CPI Group (UK) Ltd has given Lisa the opportunity to review our business from a different perspective and work closely with the Operational Managers on measures and targets to reduce environmental impact. Prior to working withing the Book printing sector Lisa worked within the magazine web printing market at both Wyndeham Heron and St Ives Web division.
A recognised expert, leader and innovator across Packaging, Sustainability and Global Food Supply Chains with over 20 years in-depth knowledge and experience as a key player in packaging and sustainable sourcing across the retail and manufacturing sectors. As Head of Packaging at Iceland and a Non-Executive Director of the On-Pack Recycling Label Stuart continues to build on his proven track record and of crafting and implementing highly innovative strategies and ground-breaking packaging and CSR initiatives. A chemical engineering graduate of Queen’s University Belfast. He joined Safeway Supermarket in 2001, eventually heading up the packaging team. Via a period with print management specialist TDG, he was recruited by Sainsbury’s to re-establish their packaging department in 2005. Having been directly responsible for the packaging and design strategy behind Sainsbury’s Brand (including industry-leading targets on packaging reduction) Stuart moved to establish the Head of Sustainable & Ethical Sourcing in 2013 working right across Sainsbury’s world recognised 20x20 sustainability plan. Leaving Sainsbury’s in 2018, Stuart became an ambassador for The Institute for Global Food Security at Queens University Belfast continuing his relationship with the University that dates back to 1991 ahead of joining Iceland in early 2019.
Since 2019 Mr. Tillman is working at RDM Group as Director Innovation&Sustainability.
Before joining RDM Mr. Tillman worked at IKEA of Sweden for six years in the position of Project Leader in Packaging Development as well as in Wood Supply&Forestry.
Starting in 1990 Mr. Tillman successfully spent more than 20 years in the Pulp&Paper Industry holding positions in R&D, Production Operations as well as Head Office Management positions in the areas of Sustainability, Energy, Environment, Health&Safety and Risk Management for SCA, SCA Packaging and DS Smith.
Mr. Tillman is of Swedish nationality and has a background of Chemical Engineering at the Lund Institute of Technology in Sweden and Pulp&Paper Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Mr. Tillman was born in 1965 and is married to Anna with two children.
After graduating in accountancy in Rome, Saverio Mayer entered the Smurfit Kappa Group at the end of the 80's as General Manager of SK Tezze & Carmignano (IT) and then of SK Asti (IT).
At the end of the 90's, he became Sales & Marketing Manager for SK Italy and then Vice President Pan European Sales.
From 2001 to 2015, he led SK Italy as CEO.
During these years he has also been: from 2007 to 2009 CEO SK Russia, from 2007 to 2011 CEO SK Poland and as from 2011 to 2015 CEO of the Group Bag-in-Box division worldwide.
In October 2015 he has been appointed COO SK Corrugated & Converting Europe and in April 2017 he became CEO SK Europe for both Paper & Board and Corrugated & Converting divisions.
Since May 2018, Saverio is also Vice-President of FEFCO Association, the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers.
Hans Wortman is the Head of Paper for Recycling sourcing at Westfälische Papierfabrik (WEPA), which he joined in 2019 after coming out of retirement in 2017. He is also Chair of the 4evergreen Alliance and the Chair of the Cepi Recycling Committee. Hans has over 30 years of experience in the paper industry, specialising in the sourcing of paper for recycling. Prior to joining WEPA, Hans held various management positions at Reed, Reedpack, SCA, DSSmith and SCA Hygiene which is the actual sequence of the companies within the paper industry he worked for since April 1987.
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Laura is a sustainability consultant with over 12 years of experience guiding companies across diverse sectors in their plastics and packaging strategies. Throughout her career, she has supported dozens of businesses in developing robust environmental strategies to reach sustainability targets. She currently leads the plastics and packaging solution at Quantis and managed the Plastic Leak Project — a multi-stakeholder collaboration.
Rachida Semail counsels clients on the regulatory status of food packaging and food related matters in the European Union (EU) and around the globe. This includes food contact, drinking water contact, and compliance relating to enzymes, flavourings, and food additive clearances. She also counsels clients on clearance, compliance, and packaging issues relating to cosmetics, drugs, and medical devices, as well as product recalls and other related issues, including biocides in food contact materials. Rachida has also expertise on the textiles and machinery directives.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Rachida practiced regulatory law at a French law firm specializing in EU and French food law where she assisted clients on various food issues, such as labeling, claims, borderline products, novel foods. During her doctorate studies, she completed an internship with the legal service of the European Commission in Brussels, where she gained a first-hand perspective of policymaking and the legislative process, while completing her doctorate thesis.
Sappi, a leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions, appointed Berry Wiersum as Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Europe S.A. on 15 January 2007. Berry retired as CEO in March 2021 and is currently Head of Regulatory Affairs for Sappi Europe.
Mr Wiersum started his career at ICI Fibres, held the position of President of Amoco Fabrics (Europe) followed by President of Amoco Chemicals (Europe). Following the takeover by BP, he joined BP to assist with the integration of the two groups in Europe. He then joined Pechiney SA in France and ran the CEBAL packaging division until he was recruited as Managing Director of the Packaging Division of Kappa Packaging BV (The Netherlands) and member of the Management Board responsible for paper manufacture and packaging in the Kappa group. Mr Wiersum was Chairman of CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries) from 2009 – 2011. In 2017 he was named RISI's European CEO of the year and International CEO of the year at the PPI awards.
Qualifications: MA (Medieval and Modern History)
Mauro has wide experience in development projects, working with indigenous people, environmental projects, and commodity certification in more than 15 countries. Mauro has supported companies, communities and smallholders getting forest certification and improving land management practices to meet international social and environmental benchmarks.
He has worked in projects led by development organizations such as WCS and Pact, as well as forest certification system such as FSC. Mauro has been working since January 2018 at WWF as Senior Advisor for Pulp, Paper and Packaging, engaging companies in the sector to increase transparency and environmental performance. Mauro holds a bachelor’s degree in development economics and a master’s degree in environmental science, policy and management from the MESPOM consortium (Central European University, Lund University, and the University of Manchester).
Annette Stube is Executive Vice President, Sustainability, and a member of
the Group Leadership Team in Stora Enso. Part of the bioeconomy, Stora
Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging,
biomaterials, wooden construction and paper. Stora Enso employs some
25 000 people in more than 30 countries and shares are listed on the Helsinki
and Stockholm stock exchanges.
As a renewable materials company, sustainability is a key component of
Stora Enso’s foundation and wider business strategy, as well as corporate