30 September 2015
Smurfit Kappa, one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of paper-based packaging products with operations in Europe and the Americas, announces a new management structure for its European operations led by Roberto Villaquiran.
Effective 1 October, Roberto Villaquiran, currently CEO Corrugated Europe, will assume the new role of CEO Europe with overall responsibility for the existing European Paper and Corrugated divisions. Roberto will report directly to the Group CEO, Tony Smurfit.
Reporting to the European CEO will be two new Chief Operations Officers (‘COO’) in Paper Europe and Corrugated Europe. Laurent Sellier has been appointed to the new role of COO, Paper Europe; and, Saverio Mayer to the new role of COO, Corrugated Europe.
Roberto Villaquiran, incoming CEO Europe, commented: “I am honoured to accept the role of CEO of our European business. Our vision is to be the packaging solutions partner of choice to our customers, and we believe this integrated European structure will further enhance our capacity to deliver outstanding service and value.”
Tony Smurfit, Group CEO, added: “We expect our new European structure to contribute meaningfully to the continued growth and development of our business. Performance reflects both the quality of your team and the strength of your business model. We believe the strength of our team and our unique culture will continue to define our business and to drive superior performance.”