Christoph Michalski appointed new CEO of BillerudKorsnäs


The Board of Directors has appointed Christoph Michalski as new  President and CEO À of the company. He succeeds Lennart Holm, who has been acting President and CEO since November 2019. Christoph Michalski will enter his new office on November 1 2020.
Since 2015 Christoph Michalski has been the CEO and Executive Director of Vinda International Holding Ltd, a leading Asian producer of high quality and innovative tissue- and hygiene products publicly listed on the Hongkong stock exchange. Before that, he held various senior executive positions within the SCA group and he also has experience from the FMCG sector working for Unilever and Fonterra. Christoph Michalski is a German national with a Master in Economics from the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel in Germany.
«It is with great pleasure that we can introduce you Christoph Michalski as the new President and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs,» says Jan Åström, Chairman of the Board of Directors. «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 capable of continuing and accelerating the strategic journey of BillerudKorsnäs to secure long-term value creation».
«I would also like to take this opportunity», continues Åström, «to thank Lennart Holm for a very well-executed assignment as acting CEO».
«I am very excited about joining BillerudKorsnäs», says Christoph Michalski. «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».