DS Smith appoints Rogier Gerritsen new Managing Director of Recycling Division
June 29, 2020
DS Smith appoints Rogier Gerritsen as Managing Director of its Recycling Division. Reporting to Colin McIntyre, Divisional CEO for Paper & Recycling, Gerritsen will be responsible for the Group's recycling operations across Europe - managing around 6 million tonnes annually of paper for recycling into DS Smith's own and partner mills.
Gerritsen joined DS Smith in 2012, holding senior roles in both the Packaging and Paper divisions and gaining valuable experience across the full spectrum of sustainable paper and packaging production. Gerritsen is currently working as a Cluster Director for the Paper Division, overseeing the operational and commercial activities of some of DS Smith's largest mills for recycled papers in Europe.
He will transition into his new role in October with Jonathan Silk, Finance Director for the Recycling Division, acting as Interim Managing Director from August to October.
He succeeds Jochen Behr who is leaving DS Smith at the end of July, after over three years at the helm of the Recycling Division, to take up an opportunity in Australia.