Christian Kolarik takes over the CEO position at Coveris at the beginning of 2023. His predecessor, Jakob A. Mosser, will assume the role of Executive Chairman.
In 2022, one year ahead of schedule, Coveris, one of the market leaders in the packaging sector, successfully completed its strategic realignment phase. Following the sales of the Rigid and Americas divisions in 2018, Jakob A. Mosser successfully transformed Coveris into one of the European leaders of the paper and plastic flexibles packaging industry. Under his leadership, Coveris has become a company with a structured market focus, an outstanding forward-thinking strategy, a compelling sustainability vision and strong liquidities to fund organic and non-organic growth. Today, Coveris is recognised as one of the most advanced packaging companies in the region.
Looking forward and contemplating the needs of the next strategic phase, Coveris shareholders have decided to focus Jakob A. Mosser to the role of Executive Chairman, and to appoint Christian Kolarik as the new CEO (Chief Executive Officer).
"Christian Kolarik, whom I have known and cooperated with for many years, is a true industry expert. Since him joining Coveris in 2018, he has been instrumental to the company’s successful transformation. He is the ideal person to take over and lead Coveris, continue our international expansion and, above all, further advance our sustainability strategy," says Jakob A. Mosser, Executive Chairman Coveris. “I look forward working closely with him and the team also in my new role.”
Christian Kolarik began his career in the global packaging industry more than 20 years ago. With a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, he took on his first managerial role as Managing Director of the Mondi plant in Korneuburg, Austria. Kolarik then assumed the role of CEO of Mondi Consumer Flexibles and then COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Schur Flexibles Group, during which time he already worked with many of Coveris' current executives. Since 2018, he has served as President of the Flexibles Business Unit (flexible packaging materials) and since 2022 also as COO at Coveris providing significant input into the development and implementation of Coveris' realignment.
"We are ideally positioned to continue our successful development and to further raise our profile. Our strong commitment to sustainability with our No Waste vision and our recently established ReCover Recycling Business Unit, helps not only to consistently avoid product, packaging and production waste, but is also the driving force behind our research and development work. In combination with our state-of-the-art technology, our investments, and our ambition to expand, we aim to continue to grow sustainably - in both the paper packaging and plastics sectors," says Christian Kolarik, CEO of the Coveris Group.
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