ICFPA welcomes new president Jane Molony
By P&PC Staff
By P&PC Staff
May 25, 2017 – Jane Molony has been named the new president of The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA), where she will serve in this capacity for the next two years.
She is also the executive director of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA).
“Across the world, wood, paper and tissue products touch lives every day in ways that often go unnoticed. Without our industries’ products, many people would not be able to teach, read or learn; businesses would not be able to ship merchandise, or protect goods; nor would people be able to improve their lives through the basics of personal hygiene,” said Molony. “Forest and paper products also have a great environmental and economic story to tell. It is a story that has been proudly told by the ICFPA for 15 years. I am particularly honoured to take charge of this group of leaders.”
Molony was elected at the 2017 ICFPA annual meeting, held earlier this month in Berlin, Germany. She succeeds Elizabeth de Carvalhaes, president and CEO of the Brazilian Tree Industry, who served as ICFPA president for three years.
“I believe this industry has a remarkable story to tell and we are just scratching the surface when it comes to public awareness and understanding of the sustainable benefits of the global forest products industry,” said Carvalhaes. “It was a great pleasure and honour to be part of this important forum and network of leaders and Ibá will continue to advocate towards the global forest industry and the plantations based industry locally and globally.”
The ICFPA represents more than 30 national and regional forest and paper associations around the world.