Chief Executive Officer
Sappi, a leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions, appointed Berry Wiersum (62, British) Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Europe S.A. on 15 January 2007.
Mr Wiersum started his career at ICI Fibres, became President of Amoco Fabrics (Europe), then the President of Amoco Chemicals (Europe), and when Amoco was taken over by BP, he moved to BP to assist with the integration of the two groups in Europe. He subsequently left BP and joined Pechiney S.A. in France and ran the CEBAL packaging division until he was recruited as Managing Director of the Packaging division of Kappa Packaging BV (The Netherlands) and member of the Management Board responsible for paper manufacture and packaging in the Kappa group. He holds a Master of Arts degree with Combined Honours in Mediaeval and Modern History and subsidiaries in French and Music from the University of St. Andrews in the UK.
Berry Wiersum was Vice-Chairman Coated Cepifine in 2009 and 2010
Berry Wiersum was Chairmen of Cepi (Confederation of European Paper Industries) in 2010 and 2011.
Berry is married with four children.
Mapping the Use of Forestry Products, Pulp and Paper: Who are the Consumers of North American Forestry Products across the Globe? What is the future of demand from Asia, Latin America and Africa?
Day 2: Cost & Supply Chain Challenges for Pulp, Paper & Beyond
Thursday, 11 October, 2018 - 07:30
- A look at capacity vs. consumption, how is it going to change over the coming months?
- What impact will the search for alternative fibers have on pricing trends?
- Understanding the trade flows, where are hotspots of consumption and how are they going to change?
- Looking ahead, can we forecast what are going to be the impact of the European capacity increases on the North American market?