BillerudKorsnäs, a leading manufacturers of packaging paper, informed that the company’s President and CEO Per Lindberg announced his decision to leave the company to become the President and CEO of Epiroc.
According to the announcement, Mr. Lindberg will continue in his position during his notice period until the beginning of 2018. The Board will immediately start the process of recruiting a new President and CEO.
Lennart Holm, Chairman of the Board at BillerudKorsnäs, commented:
“Per Lindberg has during several years very successfully contributed to the development of Billerud and later BillerudKorsnäs. The company has under Per’s leadership more than tripled the turnover and has fivefolded its market capitalization, and now has a world-leading position in its segments for innovative, sustainable packaging materials and solutions. BillerudKorsnäs has established a solid forward-looking strategy, it is operating within attractive and growing product areas, and it is led by a strong management team. We are therefore well prepared for the next phase of expansion and development, which will be led by a new President and CEO. We extend our sincere thanks to Per for his contributions and wish him good luck in his new challenges at Epiroc.”
Per Lindberg has been President and CEO of Billerud and later BillerudKorsnäs since 2005.
Earlier BillerudKorsnäs resolved production problems at its pulp and paper mill in Sweden.
The company is one of the leading manufacturers of packaging paper made from virgin fibers. It is headquartered in Solna, Sweden and emerged in 2012 from the merger of Billerud and Korsnäs and Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group.