Smurfit Kappa - Board Changes

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6 December 2019: Smurfit Kappa Group plc (“SKG” or the “Group”), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of paper-based packaging products, with operations in Europe and the Americas announces a number of changes to its Board of Directors.

As part of the ongoing Board refreshment process, having served on the Board since 2012, Christel Bories, non-executive Director, has retired from the Board, effective from 5 December 2019. 

In addition, Roberto Newell who has served as a non-executive Director since 2011 and as Senior Independent Director since 2017, has retired from the Board, effective from 5 December 2019.

Mr Gonzalo Restrepo has been appointed as the Group’s Senior Independent Director, effective from 6 December 2019.

Irial Finan, Smurfit Kappa Group Chair, commented: 

“I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank both Christel and Roberto for their contribution to Smurfit Kappa during their tenure. The leadership and expertise demonstrated by both was of significant value to the Board and I wish them well in their future endeavours.” 


Source: Smurfit Kappa

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