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Bong Appoints Håkan Gunnarsson as New CEO

Håkan Gunnarsson Håkan Gunnarsson

Oct. 18, 2016 – Bong AB announced that Håkan Gunnarsson has been appointed as its new CEO, effective 1 January 2017.

Gunnarsson has served as CFO for Bong over the last four years.

In a press release, the company said, “After a successful restructuring process Stéphane Hamelin will step down as CEO by year end and the transition of duties to Håkan Gunnarsson will start during the fourth quarter. The recruitment process for a new CFO will start immediately. Stéphane Hamelin will continue to be a member of the board and will also remain Bong's largest shareholder.”

Bong's Chairman, Christian Paulsson, commented, “Håkan Gunnarsson has worked closely with Stéphane Hamelin over the last two years and successfully restructured the company both operationally and financially. As we now initiate the next step to focus more on growth and diversification of the light packaging business, and at the same time continue to adapt the envelope business to the market conditions, the board finds Håkan Gunnarsson the best candidate to manage this challenge going forward.

“I personally, and on behalf of the Board of Directors, want to thank Stéphane Hamelin for his fantastic work during the last years for Bong. I know it has been challenging for Stéphane Hamelin to restructure the company and at the same time handle the frequent travelling between Sweden and France,” Paulsson added.

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