Vienna, September 20th, 2022 – Leading European packaging company Coveris has appointed Jörg Schuschnig to Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect, replacing Markus Petersen who is stepping down from his role for personal reasons.
Jörg Schuschnig graduated as PhD in Business Administration from Vienna University of Economics and Business as well as the Business School of St Gallen and developed a wealth of experience acquired over the last 20 years in financial and top executive leadership roles, most of them in the packaging industry, with renowned groups such as Mondi and Mayr-Melnhof. Jörg was most recently CFO and COO of Bene Group, a company specialized in the design and furnishing of modern office and working environments, and CEO of its holding company. He also holds various board memberships.
Jakob A. Mosser, Chief Executive Officer Coveris, commented: “I have known Jörg Schuschnig for a long time as we previously worked together at Mondi, and I am delighted of him joining Coveris. His proven leadership and expertise, both in finance, strategy and operations, will be key assets to support our internal and external growth agenda and to ensure that Coveris remains at the forefront of the industry, leading the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions."
Markus Petersen, former Coveris CFO, will leave the company at his own request by year end. Jakob A. Mosser added: “Markus, with whom I have partnered for more than 10 years, has played a pivotal role in our transformation strategy since joining Coveris in 2018. Recently, he has also been instrumental in closing our ESG-linked refinancing. We thank him for his tireless efforts and wish him all the best for his professional and private future.”
Coveris is a leading European packaging company that manufactures flexible packaging solutions for some of the world's most respected brands. The company develops packaging that protects all types of products - from food to pet food, from medical devices to industrial and agricultural products. Organised in Business Units that are focusing on Films, Flexibles and Paper, Coveris is providing the perfect platform to develop packaging solutions for a sustainable future. Through our broad level of technical expertise, our high-quality packaging extends the shelf life of products hence helping to reduce waste and resource wastage. Together with our customers we are constantly working on new attractive and sustainable packaging solutions. Coveris operates 29 sites in the EMEA region with 4,100 employees. Coveris Group is headquartered in Vienna, Austria.