Susana Alejandro Takes Helm at Saica Group, Marking Historic Leadership Transition

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Susana Alejandro has officially assumed the Presidency of Saica Group, succeeding Ramón Alejandro, who led the company for 14 years.

As a member of the third generation of the founding families, she makes history as the first woman to head the company. “I am proud to become the visible head of Saica and its great team, and I am well aware of what it implies,” Susana Alejandro declared.

In her first address to the organization’s stakeholders, she expressed gratitude to her predecessor and emphasized that “a change of leadership does not necessarily imply a change in strategy.” Alejandro reassured that the company’s long-term vision remains intact, with strategic adjustments driven by customer needs and market fluctuations. She highlighted the company's commitment to its strategic plan, Saica 2025, designed to tackle contemporary challenges, particularly climate change and the circular economy.

Susana Alejandro also mentioned the company’s investment plans for its plants and the importance of caring for teams while innovating in talent retention and attraction strategies.

Born in Zaragoza in 1970, Susana Alejandro joined Saica Group in 1996 after earning a degree in Business Administration from Zaragoza University. Her early career included a stint at Mars Group, after which she gained experience in Saica's financial area and eventually moved to the Corrugated Cardboard business area, taking on general management roles. Since 2013, she has served as Director of Strategy and Corporate Development.

About Saica Group

Saica Group is a leading European manufacturer of recycled paper for corrugated board, with an annual production capacity of 3.3 million tons. The company employs over 10,000 people and operates in multiple countries. Saica Group comprises four business lines: Saica Paper, Saica Natur, Saica Pack, and Saica Flex. The group reported a consolidated turnover of €3,620 million as of December 31, 2023.