Flexible Packaging Europe elects new chairman at its autumn conferenceDecember 10, 2020
Jakob A. Mosser, CEO of Coveris, has been elected as the new chairman of Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE) during the organisation’s recent autumn conference, which was held virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event attracted a record number of members to participate, who endorsed Mr Mosser’s appointment unanimously.
Speaking after his election, Mr Mosser, who has been CEO at Coveris since 2018 and has a 30 year record of leadership, mostly in the international packaging industry, said “ It is a great honour to be elected to this important position at a time when the flexible packaging sector faces many challenges, but also has huge opportunities. I believe the industry can have great confidence in its future for many reasons and a strong and vibrant FPE has an important role to play.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for greater safety and security along the entire value chain, which flexible packaging certainly helps to deliver. Also, we will ensure that the focus on sustainability is as strong as ever. FPE’s important work in this area must increase in the future, as the industry is committed to creating a circular economy for flexible packaging. In addition, the organisation‘s role as a bridge between the sector and legislators, both in the European Commission and at national levels, is vital. I look forward to playing my part in the development of all these areas,” added Mr Mosser.
He will be joined on the Executive Board by newly elected Michael Zacka, CEO of Amcor Flexibles EMEA and Michele Guala, CEO of Gualapack, who continues as vice chairman.