Lightweight packaging provider Ecolean has appointed Marie Samuelsson as CEO, following Peter L Nilsson’s retirement after 15 years at the helm, in June 2022.
Samuelsson, who will assume the role of CEO on 1 June, brings several decades of industry and leadership experience to the position. Most recently, Samuelsson was market region manager at Assa Abloy. She has also held the position of senior VP Höganäs and worked at Tetra Pak, SonyEricsson and ABB.
Ecolean’s Chairman, Arne Karlsson, said: “With Marie, we are getting an experienced leader with deep engineering expertise and relevant industry experience. We are happy to have her at the helm of our continued expansion and are looking forward to working together. On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Peter for his passion and hard work in driving Ecolean’s success.”
Samuelsson added: “What drew my interest to Ecolean is the idea of a truly sustainable business model. Encoded into Ecolean’s DNA is using a minimal amount of raw material to produce lightweight packaging solutions. The company is at the technological forefront of the industry and is really bringing something new to the market, which impressed me.”
Nilsson, who was appointed CEO of Ecolean in 2007, has led the company through expansion to 30 countries worldwide and the set-up of production sites in Sweden, China and Pakistan.
“I am very proud of what we have achieved over the last 15 years and would like to thank the team at Ecolean, with whom it has been a pleasure to work. As I welcome Marie, whom I know will bring a valuable skillset to Ecolean’s growth plans, it is my hope that she finds the job as exciting and rewarding as I have,” said Nilsson.
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