HUHTAMÄKI OYJ INSIDE INFORMATION 21.12.2021 AT 09:00
Huhtamaki’s President and CEO Charles Héaulmé to go on leave of absence
Huhtamäki Oyj’s President and CEO Charles Héaulmé has been diagnosed with a cancer which has a very good recovery prognosis but requires a treatment period. He will therefore be taking a leave of absence from early January, to undergo treatment. He is expected back in Q2 2022.
Thomas Geust, CFO, has been appointed as interim Deputy CEO of Huhtamäki Oyj, effective January 1, 2022. Thomas will report to the Board of Directors and will assume the duties of the CEO until the end of Charles’ leave of absence.
Eric Le Lay, President Fiber Foodservice EAO, has been appointed as interim Chief Operating Officer effective January 1, 2022. Eric will report to the Board of Directors on the said position until the end of Charles’ leave of absence. The two Business Segment Presidents Marco Hilty, President Flexible Packaging, and Ann O’Hara, President North America, will report to Eric.
Huhtamaki wishes Charles a full and speedy recovery and looks forward to having him back to continue the implementation of the 2030 Strategy together with the Global Executive Team.
For more information:
Pekka Ala-Pietilä, Chairman of the Board, tel. +358 686 7118
Bord of Directors
Huhtamaki is a key global provider of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers around the world, enabling wellbeing and convenience. Our innovative products protect on-the-go and on-the-shelf food and beverages, ensuring hygiene and safety, and help prevent food waste. We embed sustainability in everything we do. We are committed to achieving carbon neutral production and designing all our products to be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2030.
We are a participant in the UN Global Compact and EcoVadis has awarded Huhtamaki with the Gold medal for performance in sustainability. To play our part in managing climate change, we have set science-based targets that have been approved and validated by the Science Based Targets initiative.
With 100 years of history and a strong Nordic heritage we operate in 36 countries and 84 sites around the world. Our values Care Dare Deliver guide our decisions and help our team of 19,400 employees make a difference where it matters. Our 2020 net sales totaled EUR 3.3 billion. Huhtamaki Group is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and our parent company, Huhtamäki Oyj, is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. Find out more about how we are protecting food, people and the planet on www.huhtamaki.com.