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Smurfit Kappa appoints Saverio Mayer as CEO of Europe

Smurfit Kappa Group has appointed Saverio Mayer, COO of corrugated and converting Europe, as CEO Europe.

He succeeds Roberto Villaquiran who steps down from this position to pursue another opportunity.

Tony Smurfit, Group CEO, commented: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Saverio Mayer as CEO Europe. Saverio Mayer has been with the Group for over 30 years and was most recently the COO of our European Corrugated and Converting operations.

"Saverio has played a key role in the growth and development of our European business and will bring great energy and experience to the role.

“Roberto leaves Smurfit Kappa to pursue another opportunity outside of the paper-based packaging sector. He has helped the Group build and sustain its leading position in Europe and we thank him for his significant contribution to the Group in his various leadership roles. We wish him well for the future.”