Pulp and Paper Canada

News
BillerudKorsnäs CEO to leave early 2018


July 18, 2017
By P&PC Staff

Jul. 18, 2017 – Per Lindberg, BillerudKorsnäs president and CEO, has announced to the board of directors that he will leave the company to become the president and CEO of Epiroc.

He will continue in his position during his notice period until the beginning of 2018. Meanwhile, the board says it will start the process of recruiting a new president and CEO.

“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,” said Lennart Holm, chairman of the board at BillerudKorsnäs. “We extend our sincere thanks to Per for his contributions and wish him good luck in his new challenges at Epiroc.”

“It has been several fantastic years at BillerudKorsnäs, and the decision to leave the team and the company has not been easy. But I have worked in the constellation BillerudKorsnäs over many years and I now feel it is time to move on to new challenges,” said Lindberg, noting that he feels “confident to move on and look very much forward to working with the team at Epiroc.”

With customers in more than 100 countries, BillerudKorsnäs is a provider of primary fibre-based packaging materials.