On 27 May 2020, Fady Gemayel (pictured, left), co-owner & Honorary Chairman at Gemayel Freres S.A.L., a family owned corrugated company, was elected FEFCO President for a two-year term. He is succeeding Jan Klingele (Managing Partner, Klingele Papierwerke) who has been in the position for four years and will now act as FEFCO Vice-President. Saverio Mayer (CEO Europe – Smurfit Kappa Group) was re-elected as Vice President, together with Nina Iversen (Managing Director, Glomma Papp), who will remain as FEFCO Honorary Vice President.
Gemayel is grateful for their dedication and commitment to FEFCO and is pleased to get their support in continuing the work of the association and exploring new opportunities. He is also co-owner and Chairman of Société Libanaise de Carton (SOLICAR), Gemdoubs and Norpaper paper mills located in France.
“I am honoured to take over the Presidency of FEFCO, it is a privilege to serve for an industry which has been recognised as essential during the Covid-19 crisis, we can all be proud for being able to provide vital goods to serve society,” says Gemayel. “I am pleased to continue the excellent work done by my predecessor and the FEFCO team. I am committed to responding to the new challenges ahead; it is of vital importance to increase the awareness around the sustainability of our material, which is an example of circularity and to promote its many benefits for logistics, product protection and brand recognition.”