New chairman takes AIPIA forward into 2021

Stéphane Piqué takes over the chair of the Advisory Board

Stéphane Pique from Accenture / Right: Dick de Koning at Packz

The Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) today announced the appointment of Stéphane Piqué from Accenture as the new chair of its Advisory Board. He takes over from Dick de Koning of Packz, who has held the post since 2015.

Based in Switzerland, Stéphane has spent the last five years leading Accenture’s Industry and practice in Switzerland and overall Industry sales in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria – driving the digital transformation of the industry. Stéphane is also leading the global Smart Packaging activities for Accenture. He offers advice and support to major clients in their digital transformation. He is also a guest lecturer in digital transformation at St Gallen University and is a member of Accenture’s Swiss Board of Management.

Commenting on his appointment, Stéphane said, “My passion is around technologies enabling the digital transformation which companies and our society are going through. The Digital Revolution has clearly started and will change everything around us. So I’m really excited and honored to be asked to lead AIPIA’s Advisory Board at this time of huge transformation to digital solutions in the packaging sector, as well as enormous challenges posed by the pandemic.”

Managing director of AIPIA, Eef de Ferrante, added, “We are delighted Stéphane has accepted the role, as he brings a truly global perspective to our activities, as well as in depth experience and understanding of the digital world developing around us. He is ideally placed to take us into the next decade of smart packaging expansion and the next phase of AIPIA’s development.”

We would really like to thank Dick de Koning for his excellent service over the last five years. He has led us through a period of growth and development, which has laid the foundation for our future. He has agreed to stay on the board, so will continue to contribute his undoubted expertise in smart packaging,” said de Ferrante.

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