Newly appointed Huhtamaki chief Charles Héaulmé

Finnish food packaging producer Huhtamaki has appointed Tetra Pak’s Charles Héaulmé as its new chief executive, replacing the outgoing Jukka Moisio, who will step down in April.

Héaulmé is currently Tetra Pak’s vice president of Europe and Central Asia and prior to that he has worked in various business and finance leadership roles in the company. He said: “I am truly honoured to be appointed to lead this great company into the future. Huhtamaki’s development, particularly through the last ten years, has been impressive.

“I am committed to continuing this momentum to capture the significant opportunities that lie ahead. I look forward to working together with our team to deliver exceptional value to our customers and shareholders.”

Chairman of the Board, Pekka Ala-Pietilä, said: “Charles Héaulmé has an impressive record of leading businesses and people with the capability to bring new perspectives and teams together with great results. Huhtamaki’s Board of Directors is confident, that he has the vision, global experience and deep understanding of the food packaging industry to steer Huhtamaki into the next era.”

“I am thankful and proud of what we have achieved together with my colleagues during these years,” said Moisio. “This is a good moment to leave; the company is in a good shape and there are many great initiatives ongoing that will provide further growth opportunities.”