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Smurfit Kappa CEO named RISI 2014 European CEO of the Year

​15 January 2014

Smurfit Kappa is pleased to announce that Gary McGann, Group Chief Executive Officer, has been named as RISI’s 2014 European CEO of the Year.

RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, will present the award at their European Pulp & Paper Conference which will take place in Prague, 10-12 March 2014.

RISI’s European CEO of the Year is nominated by a group of investment analysts and portfolio managers covering the European and global pulp and paper industry. This follows Smurfit Kappa’s 2013 Institutional Investor Magazine Award for Best CEO in the Sector. 

Amongst the reasons cited by RISI for the award were “Last year Smurfit Kappa Group delivered as a business on a number of bases including improved profitability, the successful integration of acquisitions and the delivery of significant value for shareholders.”

About RISI

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make better decisions. 

Headquartered in Boston, MA, RISI operates additional offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Smurfit Kappa CEO named RISI 2014 European CEO of the Year