PACKAGING SA PRESIDENT
ANDRE DE RUYTER – NEW PACKAGING SA PRESIDENT
Nampak’s CEO, Andre de Ruyter has assumed the role of President of Packaging SA. Andre has taken over from Ralph von Veh of Mpact, who will remain on the Executive Committee of Packaging SA until his planned retirement from Mpact in 2016. Packaging SA wishes to thank Ralph for his guidance and contribution to the organization.
André de Ruyter officially joined Nampak Ltd as CEO on 1 April 2014. André holds BA and BLC degrees from the University of Pretoria, an LLB from UNISA and a MBA from Nijenrode University in the Netherlands. He has spent the majority of his career at Sasol in a variety of senior roles, culminating in his last position of Senior Group Executive: Global Chemicals and North American Operations. He brings considerable international experience to Nampak, including senior leadership roles in South Africa, Mozambique, China, Europe and the US.
During his tenure at Nampak, he has focused on improving business performance and portfolio rationalisation.
Packaging SA, under the leadership of Andre, looks forward to addressing the various challenges facing the industry in the next 24 months.