On 27 May 2020, the FEFCO General Assembly unanimously elected a new President. Dr Fady Gemayel will take the role for a two-year term and we look forward to working with him, bringing the support of the UK corrugated industry to address the challenges that lie ahead.
Dr Gemayel is co-owner & Honorary Chairman at “Gemayel Freres S.A.L.”, a family owned corrugated cardboard company based in the Lebanon; he is also co-owner and Chairman of “Société Libanaise de Carton” (SOLICAR), GEMDOUBS and NORPAPER, prime paper mills located in France. He succeeds Dr Jan Klingele (Managing Partner, Klingele Papierwerke) who has been in post for four years and who will now act as FEFCO outgoing 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. Grateful for their dedication and commitment to FEFCO Dr Gemayel confirms that he is pleased to continue with their support in the ongoing work of the association and exploring new opportunities.
“I am very honoured to take over the Presidency of FEFCO, it is a privilege to serve 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 Fady Gemayel. “I am very 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.”
Dr Gemayel has already circulated some previous surveys and new questionnaires, seeking input from all FEFCO Members. We will be compiling UK opinions and reporting back over the coming weeks.