Huhtamaki has appointed Charles Héaulmé as the new president and CEO of the company.
The planned CEO succession takes place as Jukka Moisio steps down. The transition will take place on April 26, 2019, following the company’s annual general meeting.
Pekka Ala-Pietilä, chairman of the board at Huhtamaki, said: ‘I want to thank Moisio warmly for his outstanding achievement at the helm of the company for over a decade. He lifted Huhtamaki from a very difficult position into a solid profitable growth trajectory and to a leading global food packaging company. Under Moisio's lead, the company has been able to create significant value for the shareholders.’
Moisio said: ‘I am thankful and proud of what we have achieved together with my colleagues during these years. This is a good moment to leave; the company is in a good shape and there are many great initiatives ongoing that will provide further growth opportunities.’
Héaulmé joins Huhtamaki from Tetra Pak, where his latest position has been vice president, Europe and Central Asia since 2015. Prior to this he worked in various business and finance leadership roles in Tetra Pak in different geographies since 1999. He also held financial controling roles in Bosch Braking Systems division from 1994 to 1999 and served as a senior auditor in KPMG during 1990-1993.
‘Charles Héaulmé has an impressive record of leading businesses and people with the capability to bring new perspectives and teams together with great results,’ said Ala-Pietilä. ‘Huhtamaki's board of directors is confident, that he has the vision, global experience and deep understanding of the food packaging industry to steer Huhtamaki into the next era.’
On his appointment, Héaulmé said: ‘I am truly honored to be appointed to lead this great company into the future. Huhtamaki's development, particularly through the last 10 years, has been impressive. I am committed to continuing this momentum to capture the significant opportunities that lie ahead. I look forward to working together with our team to deliver exceptional value to our customers and shareholders.’