MWV appoints MD in India

Paperboard and industrial packaging

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MeadWestvaco (MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, has appointed Naveen Ganzu as managing director for the company’s operations in India. Ganzu will be responsible for leading MWV’s paperboard and industrial packaging business in India, and will also work closely with the company’s global consumer packaging businesses to expand growth in India. He will report directly to the executive vice president Robert Feeser.

Naveen combines global experience in manufacturing with in-depth knowledge of the Indian market, said Feeser. He has managed start-ups and rapid growth phases of various businesses, establishing himself as an action- and result-oriented leader. His leadership will help drive our next stage of growth in India and underlines our commitment to the region. Ganzu has three decades of experience in the industry, including as president of Motherson Sumi Systems and setting up Weir India as managing director and country head. He strategically led Weir to a leadership position in the Indian market, using a mix of organic and inorganic growth drivers.

Speaking on his appointment, Ganzu said, I am excited about the opportunity and am impressed by the commitment shown by MWV to support, strengthen and grow in the Indian market. My immediate focus will be to reinforce the company’s presence in India and take the business towards leadership in its end markets. Given the current business-friendly environment and positive economic fundamentals in India, my long-term outlook will be to ensure that MWV India becomes a hub for the global packaging industry.