WPO Leadership

Executive Committee

President
Mr. Thomas Schneider 
United States 
E-mail: tom.schneider@worldpackaging.org

General Secretary 
Mr. Keith Pearson 
South Africa 
E-mail: glacier@tiscali.co.za

Vice President Education 
Mr. Pierre Pienaar
Australia
E-mail: pierre@aipack.com.au

Vice President Marketing 
Mrs. Luciana Pellegrino 
Brazil 
E-mail: Luciana@abre.org.br

Vice President Sustainability & Food Safety

Dr. Johannes Bergmair
Austria
E-mail: Johannes.Bergmair@ofi.at

Vice President Packaging Science and Economics
Dr. Carl Olsmats
Sweden
E-mail: carl.olsmats@gmail.com

Vice President Awards (for WorldStar and WorldStar Student)
Mr. Kishan Singh
South Africa
E-mail: Kishan.Singh@za.nampak.com

Secretariat
Mrs. Marita Grunert
United States 
E-mail: MGrunert@kellencompany.com

Vice President Asian Affairs
Dr. Narayan Saha
India
E-mail: director-iip@iip-in.com

 

 

Directors

Mr. Jorge Acevedo 
Argentina

Mr. Michael Grima
Australia

Johannes Bergmair
Austria

Mrs. Gisela Schulzinger
Brazil

Mr. Li Jianhua 
China

Ms. Liu Xiao
China

Mrs. Drena Milijevic
Croatia

Ms. Ariana Susanti
Indonesia

Mr. Vlado Volek 
Czech Republic

Mr. Sören Östergaard 
Denmark

Mr. Roger Bagge 
Finland

Mr. Winfried Batzke
Germany

Mr. Miltos Mellios 
Greece

Mr. Miklós Nagy 
Hungary

Dr. N C Saha 
India

Mr. Afshin Fakhr
Iran

Eli Feingold 
Israel

Dott. Marco Sachet 
Italy

Mr. Mitsuhiko Sakai 
Japan

Mr. Joseph Nyonngesa 
Kenya

Jin-Kie Shim
Korea

Ms. Iveta Krauja 
Latvia

Ms. Soha Atallah 
Lebanon

Ms. Liuda Banseviciene 
Lithuania

Lic. Hiram Curz Cortés 
Mexico

Dr. Michael W. Nieuwesteeg 
Netherlands

Mr. Alhaji Ahmed A.Omah 
Nigeria

Ms. Kari Bunes 
Norway

Mr. Joseph Ross S. Jocson 
Philippines

Prof. Dr. Stanislaw Tkaczyk 
Poland

Sergey M. Tomasov
Russia

Ms. Betty Tan
Singapore

Mr. Kishan Singh
South Africa

Mr. Ignasi Cusi
Spain

Mr. Rohan Victoria
Sri Lanka

Mr. Kennert Johansson
Sweden

Mr. Philippe Dubois 
Switzerland

Mr. Sachindra Shetty 
Tanzania

Mr. Sakhee Sansupa
Thailand

Hager Ben Mami
Tunisia

Mr. Adnan Akbas
Turkey

Dr. Valery N. Krivoshey 
Ukraine

Mr. Ian Bowbrick  
United Kingdom

 

 

Past Presidents

1968-1972 
Mr. F. J. Briggs 
United Kingdom

1973-1975 
Mr. K. S. Lo 
Hong Kong

1976-1978 
Mr. Robert W. Coughlin 
United States of America

1979-1982 
Enrique Schcolnik 
Argentina

1983 
Mr. Reiji Kato 
Japan

1984-1989 
Pierre Schmit 
France

1990-1996 
Gerald K. Townshend 
United Kingdom

1997-1999 
Raul C. Hernandez 
Philippines

1999-2003 
Sergio Haberfeld 
Brazil

2003-2006 
Dr. Alexis Stassinopoulos
Greece

2006-2011 
Mr. Keith Pearson
South Africa

 

 

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