SGD Pharma announces new CEO as it targets further growth

Worldwide glass primary packaging supplier SGD Pharma has announced the appointment of Olivier Rousseau as its new Chief Executive Officer

Olivier brings over 30 years of industrial experience to the role. He joins the business after four years as CEO & President of Verallia France, global producer of glass packaging for food and beverages, and brings a strong track record of developing strategies to support a company’s global growth.

Prior to Verallia, Olivier worked for more than 20 years at The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, where his roles included Chief Financial Officer of the EMEA region, managing a portfolio worth 5 billion euros. After that, Olivier lead the consumer business unit for the EMEA region, managing a portfolio with a value of €3 billion.

This experience will support Olivier to accelerate the implementation of SGD Pharma’s global strategy, focusing on profitable growth and high value-added products. He will also drive the company’s mission to grow both organically and through acquisition.

Commenting on his appointment, Olivier said: “I am proud to join SGD Pharma and am looking forward to supporting the business at this exciting stage in its growth trajectory. I will continue to build on the strong foundation created by all members of the global SGD Pharma team in providing customers with high quality, innovative products to meet their changing demands, while improving our industrial performance across all plants."

"I have a strong interest in corporate social responsibility and decarbonisation and as part of our proud sponsorship into the United Nations International Year of Glass, I will be continuing our initiatives into making glass products even more sustainable for society.”

“In a market where we are having to react quickly to customer demand, due to the difficult environment the industry is currently facing, it is key that we work together to serve and deliver to our customers. I’m thrilled to be leading the team as we continue to improve our glass primary packaging offer to meet the demands of the future.”

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