Smurfit Kappa appointed a new Board member

Smurfit Kappa appointed Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen to the Board as an independent non-executive Director with immediate effect.

Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen was President and CEO of Carlsberg Group from 2007 to 2015. Appointed to the Executive Board of Carlsberg A/S in 2006, he previously held senior positions covering Western, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia in several global FMCG companies, including Gillette Group, Duracell, Mars and Unilever. He is Chairman of Novozymes AS, a biotechnology company and Chairman of Uhrenholt AS, a global food wholesaling company.

Liam O’ Mahony, Smurfit Kappa Group Chairman, commented:

“We are pleased to welcome Jørgen to the Board. We look forward to drawing on his expertise in the FMCG sector and his experience as CEO of one of the world’s leading beverage companies.

We would also like to record our sincere appreciation for the substantial contribution of Thomas who has been a valued member of the Board since 2008 and our Senior Independent Director for the last two years. Gary is our former CEO and we would again like to thank Gary for his outstanding achievements while leading the Group as CEO from 2002 to 2015.”


Earlier Smurfit Kappa improved EBITDA margin to 14.5% in January-June 2016

About Smurfit Kappa:

The company is a leading provider of paper-based packaging. It has around 41,000 employees in approximately 350 production sites across 32 countries in Europe and the Americas.

Source: Woodbizforum