BillerudKorsnäs Appoints Christoph Michalski as Its new President and CEO, to Assume Role in November
July 20, 2020 - BillerudKorsnäs has appointed Christoph Michalski as the new President and CEO of the company. He succeeds Lennart Holm, who has been acting President and CEO since November 2019.
Michalski will assume his new position November 1 2020, and Holm will remain with the company as an advisor until the end of 2020.
Since 2015, Michalski has served as CEO and Executive Director of Vinda International Holding Ltd, a leading Asian producer of high quality tissue and hygiene products. Prior to that, he has held various senior executive positions within the SCA group and he also has experience from the FMCG sector working for Unilever and Fonterra.
Michalski holds a Master in Economics from the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel in Germany.
"It is with great pleasure we can present Christoph Michalski as the new President and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs," said Jan Åström, Chairman of the Board. "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. 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.
"I also want to take this opportunity to thank Lennart Holm for a very well-executed assignment as acting CEO," Åström added.
Michalski commented, "I am very excited about joining BillerudKorsnäs. 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."
BillerudKorsnäs provides packaging materials and solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. The company has 8 production units in Sweden, Finland and the UK. To learn more, please visit: www.billerudkorsnas.com.