Siegwerk India appoints Supriya Srivastava as BU Head for sheetfed business

Srivastava to spearhead sheetfed team in India and Bangladesh

Supriya Srivastava, business unit head, sheetfed, Siegwerk India.

Siegwerk, a global name in packaging and printing inks and coatings, has announced the appointment of Supriya Srivastava as the business unit head for sheetfed in the India Region. In her new capacity, Supriya will spearhead the sheetfed team in India and Bangladesh, driving the execution of both global and local business unit strategies.

Srivastava, an industry veteran with nearly two decades of experience, has demonstrated success in executing business expansion strategies in the B2B space, specifically in packaging, food, and farm Automation. Supriya is a highly capable business leader with an excellent track record across multiple leading companies. Commencing her career at Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (Chennai) as the head of the Product Promotion department, Supriya has accumulated a wealth of experience through various roles at Tilda, Avery Dennison, and, most recently, AptarGroup, where she served as the director of Sales & Marketing, Beauty & Closures, India.

In her new role at Siegwerk India, Supriya will play a pivotal role in defining the long and mid to long-term strategy for the sheetfed business unit, managing a highly experienced team of professionals across functions including sales, technology and operations.

“Supriya Srivastava is an excellent addition to our team as we accelerate our efforts towards sustainable, long-term growth. I am thrilled to welcome her to Siegwerk India. With her extensive experience, proven track record and her diverse and international exposure, I am confident that she will play a key role in driving the success of our sheetfed business unit,” said Ashish Pradhan, president, Siegwerk Asia.

On her appointment into the German ink manufacturing giant, Srivastava said, “I am absolutely energized to join this legacy brand whose innovative, safe and sustainable products are revolutionizing the global packaging ink market. I look forward to contributing my expertise to the dynamic team at Siegwerk, its loyal customer base, and to lead the sheetfed Business unit to new shades of success.”

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