Swedish packaging materials specialist BillerudKorsnäs has appointed Christoph Michalski as its new president and CEO.
‘Christoph is a strong leader and experienced CEO from the forest products industry, with a track record of leading transformational journeys towards customer and innovation focus in a global context,’ commented Jan Åström, chairman of the Board. ‘His international experience is hard to match, and with his proven ability to create shareholder value through profitable growth, I am convinced that Christoph is a leader that can continue and accelerate the strategic journey of BillerudKorsnäs to secure long-term value creation.
Michalski is currently the CEO and executive director of Vinda International Holding, an Asian producer of tissue and hygiene products publicly listed on the Hongkong stock exchange. Before that, he has held various senior executive positions within the SCA group, Unilever and Fonterra.
‘I am very excited about joining BillerudKorsnäs,’ said Christoph Michalski. ‘I see enormous potential in the company. The world is undergoing a transformational shift towards environmentally sustainable packaging and e-commerce, and BillerudKorsnäs has just the right position to capture the values in that shift. I look forward to taking on the challenge of developing BillerudKorsnäs into its full potential.’
Michalski succeeds Lennart Holm, who has been acting president and CEO since November 2019. Christoph Michalski will assume his new position November 1, 2020. Lennart Holm will remain with the company as an advisor until the end of 2020.