Changes in Huhtamaki Group Executive Team


Changes in Huhtamaki Group Executive Team

Shashank Sinha (49), Bachelor of Eng., MBA, has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Flexible Packaging and member of the Group Executive Team reporting to Jukka Moisio, CEO, as of April 14, 2014. He will head the Group's global Flexible Packaging business segment and be based in Mumbai, India. Shashank Sinha joins Huhtamaki from Godrej Consumer Products Ltd., where he was President, International Business. Prior to Godrej, Shashank has worked at Navis Capital Partners in India as well as in various senior management positions in Sara Lee Corporation and Reckitt Benckiser Group, located in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Suresh Gupta (61), Executive Vice President, Flexible Packaging and a long-term member of Huhtamaki management will step aside from the role of Executive Vice President and continue as a Senior Advisor for the Group reporting to CEO Jukka Moisio.

"I am delighted to welcome Shashank to Huhtamaki," says Jukka Moisio, CEO. "His extensive experience with global consumer brands is a welcomed addition to the executive team. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Suresh for his long service in the Group Executive Team," Moisio continues. "I am pleased that through the senior advisor role his experience and deep understanding of the packaging business will be available for all Huhtamaki businesses."

Following the aforementioned changes the members of the Group Executive Team are

Jukka Moisio (Chairman), Chief Executive Officer;
Thomas Geust, Director, Finance;
Sari Lindholm, Senior Vice President, Human Resources;
Clay Dunn, Executive Vice President, North America;
Olli Koponen, Executive Vice President, Molded Fiber;
Eric Le Lay, Executive Vice President, Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania;
Shashank Sinha, Executive Vice President, Flexible Packaging; and
Peter Wahsner, Executive Vice President, Films.

For further information, please contact:
Jukka Moisio, CEO, tel. +358 10 686 7801

Group Communications

Huhtamaki Group is a leading manufacturer of consumer and specialty packaging with 2013 net sales totaling EUR 2.3 billion. Foodservice and consumer goods markets are served by approximately 14,400 people in 61 manufacturing units and several sales offices in 30 countries. The parent company, Huhtamäki Oyj, has its head office in Espoo, Finland and its share is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Additional information is available at