Alexander Baumgartner has been elected as chairman of Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE), replacing Gérard Blatrix of Amcor.

Mr Baumgartner, CEO of Constantia Flexibles, was elected unanimously at FPE’s recent summer conference in Amsterdam. 

In his acceptance speech the new chairman reaffirmed FPE’s objective to be a single authoritative voice for the industry, dedicated to food safety, the avoidance of food waste and sustainability.

‘I am very honoured to have been elected to lead FPE forward in its next phase of development, especially in these defining times for the packaging sector,’ said Mr Baumgartner. ‘It is vitally important that we come together to innovate and work on all the important topics, such as recyclability, resource efficiency, sustainability, food waste and food safety. It is important that, as an industry, we speak with one voice and implement change – I am more than happy to support this very actively!’