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Ignazio Capuano starts as the new chairman of CEPI

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As of January 2020, the new Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) chairman is Ignazio Capuano, CEO of Italian papermaker Burgo Group Spa and vice president of the Italian paper manufacturers’ association Assocarta.

Ignazio has been working for the paper industry since 1991 as general manager of Saffa, CEO of Reno de Medici and since 2016, as CEO of Burgo Group.

He has worked in the utility sector as CEO of RWE Italy, in the banking industry with Manufacturers Hanover Trust of New York (now JP Morgan Chase) and in the strategic consulting sector with KPMG.

‘I am proud to take over the presidency of the European paper industry confederation with the recent announcement of the Green New Deal. A great challenge that the paper industry has already welcomed by paving the way for an even more competitive and sustainable production, indicating solutions based on innovation and circularity for a carbon neutral Europe by 2050,’ he said.

‘As CEPI chairman it will be my job to continue the work already started towards the 2050 climate objectives, starting from the environmental results already obtained by the sector, always paying attention to the efficient use of our natural capital,’ Ignazio continued. ‘The paper industry has a great environmental history to tell as an example of circular economy and commitment to sustainable development for future generations.’

His mandate will last two years, from 2020 to the end of 2021.

‘We wish Ignazio Capuano every success for his time as chairman and we look forward to working under his leadership to help the European paper industry continue its growth path while staying sustainable and providing solutions for the climate neutral society of 2050,’ said Jori Ringman, director general of CEPI.


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