Roelof Westerbeek to take over from 15 March

New president for Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific

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Roelof Westerbeek, president of Amcor Flexibles AP
Roelof Westerbeek, president of Amcor Flexibles AP

Australian-based multinational pack-aging company Amcor has named Roelof Westerbeek as its new president of Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific. Westerbeek will commence work in his new Singapore-based role on 15 March 2016and replaces Ralf Wunderlich, who hasleft the job after six years to pursue other career interests.

“Roelof has extensive experience managing and growing a large-scale business in the Asia Pacific region and I am delighted to appoint him as president of Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific,” said Amcor MD and CEO Ron Delia. “He has overseen the development of greenfield projects and has a successful track record of delivering organic growth through innovation. Roelof’s depth of experience will be a valuable asset to Amcor as he steps into his new role.”

Westerbeek joins Amcor from Royal DSM where he has held a number of leadership positions over a 27-year career. Since 2008 Westerbeek has been president of DSM Engineering Plastics, a global business generating sales of 1.3 billion Euro that supplies solutions and materials to the automotive, electronics and food packaging industries.

‘A valuable asset’: Ron Delia, CEO of Amcor

Delia thanked Wunderlich for his “outstanding contribution to Amcor since joining the company in 2010. Under his leadership, sales in the Flexibles Asia Pacific business have grown from US$ 450 million to US$ 1.2 billion, and the regional footprint has expanded to 40 plants across eight countries. His contribution to Amcor’s Global Management Team during a very successful period in the company’s history has been considerable and will be missed. I would like to thank Ralf for his dedication and leadership and wish him well for the future.”

PSA editor’s note: Amcor has five plants located in the North and South of India and produces flexible packaging products predominately for the food and personal care markets. Its latest acquisition was that of PIPL in South India in mid-2015. The business services leading multinational and local customers and generates annual sales of more than Rs 260 crore (US$ 40.0 million).

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