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Ksenia Sosnina


JSC Ilim Group (presenting via video)

Since 2016, Ksenia Sosnina is Chief Executive Officer of JSC Ilim Group, largest pulp, paper, board producer in Russia, operating 8 mln.ha of forest reserve, with annual production output of 3.5 mln.t, one of the largest sellers of softwood pulp to China.

Prior to that Ksenia served as a Board member of Ilim Group and President of International Paper Russia, largest producer of liquid packaging board in Russia and largest seller of white papers in Russia

Ksenia has over 20 years of work experience in packaging and paper industry

Ksenia earned her degree in economics National Research Nuclear University in Russia and completed a business management internship at the University of South Carolina in the USA.

View the European CEO of the Year press release here:



Keynote address from the European CEO of the Year Award winner

Day I

Tuesday, 10 March, 2020

European CEO panel discussion

Day I

Tuesday, 10 March, 2020

  • Examining challenges and opportunities for containerboard producers in 2020
  • The impact of external factors and market disruptors on demand and supply for containerboard and corrugated packaging
  • Strategic changes within the industry
  • How are CEOs handling supply and demand dynamics?
  • Examining trade flows, capacity additions and changing consumer demands
  • Opportunities for consolidation and acquisitions

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