Arup Basu quits global packaging major Huhtamaki

Basu was MD of Huhtamaki India from 2017-2020

Arup Basu quits global packaging major Huhtamaki
Arup Basu at 8th Speciality Films & Flexible Packaging Global Summit in 2019

Arup Basu, president, flexible packaging, and a Huhtamaki global executive team member, has decided to leave the company, the Finnish flexible packaging major said in a press note on May 12. As a result, the company has started the process of finding Basu’s successor. 

Arup Basu, president of flexible packaging at Huhtamaki
Arup Basu, president of flexible packaging at Huhtamaki

“I want to thank Arup for his contribution to Huhtamaki, both as managing director India and for his role in leading the flexible packaging segment since February 2020. We wish him all the very best in his future endeavors,” says Charles Héaulmé, president and CEO of the company. 

Huhtamaki flexible packaging team will report to Héaulmé 

The flexible packaging team will report to Héaulmé until a successor for Basu is appointed. Basu was the managing director of Huhtamaki India from 2017 till 2020, the year he was promoted to the post of president, flexible packaging at the company. 

Following the aforementioned change, the members of the global executive team as of May 12, 2021, are: 

Charles Héaulmé (Chairman), President and CEO;

Ann O’Hara, President, North America;

Eric Le Lay, President, Fiber Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania;

Thomas Geust, Chief Financial Officer;

Thomasine Kamerling, Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Communications;

Marina Madanat, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development;

Sami Pauni, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Legal, Group General Counsel;

Teija Sarajärvi, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Safety; and

Antti Valtokari, Executive Vice President, IT and Process Performance.

With 100 years of history, the company is present in 36 countries and 81 sites worldwide. Its 2020 net sales totaled EUR 3.3 billion. Huhtamaki Group is headquartered in Espoo, Finland, and its parent company, Huhtamäki Oyj, is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.


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