Anders Davidsson moving on to new challenges; Stephane Hamelin new CEO of Bong
ET | Source:Bong AB
After more than 10 years as CEO of the Bong group, Anders Davidsson is now
moving on to a new job outside Bong. Stephane Hamelin, Bong’s Chairman and also
the largest shareholder, will assume the role as CEO with immediate effect.
Anders Davidsson has accepted an offer to become the CEO of Kwintet, the
European leader in professional work wear. Kwintet has an annual turnover of
around Euro 500 million and is headquartered in Malmö.
“It has been a pleasure to work with Anders Davidsson, not only because of his
professional skill, but also because of the moral values we have in common”,
says Bong’s Chairman Stephane Hamelin. “Last year, he played an important role
in securing the new rights issue and the refinancing of the group. He also led
the work to develop and initiate a comprehensive turnaround plan for Bong, which
is now being rolled out. We thank Anders for his years with Bong and wish him
good luck in his future career.”
In order to keep the current momentum in the ongoing transformation of the
company, Stephane Hamelin, who knows the envelope and packaging industry very
well and was closely involved in developing the turnaround plan, will take the
role as CEO with immediate effect. The senior and experienced leadership team
that is already in place will support Stephane Hamelin. Anders Davidsson will
also stay for some time to secure a smooth handover.
Stephane Hamelin joined Bong’s Board of Directors in 2010 and has been the
Chairman of the Board since May 2013. He has an extensive experience of the
office products industry and also knows the envelope industry very well. Before
the merger with Bong in 2010, he used to personally run the envelope division of
Groupe Hamelin for many years. While it is unfortunate that Anders Davidsson
leaves, the fact that Stephane Hamelin now takes the role as CEO will mean that
the turnaround can continue with full force.
Stephane Hamelin will resign from his position as Chairman at the same time when
he takes the role as CEO of the group. The Board of Directors has instead
decided to appoint Eric Joan as new Chairman of Bong until the next Annual
Malmö, July 4, 2014
For questions, please contact Stephane Hamelin at +33 608 45 31 53.
Bong is a leading provider of specialised packaging and envelope products in
Europe, offering solutions for distribution and packaging of information,
advertising materials and lightweight goods. Important growth areas in the Group
are the Propac packaging concept and Russia. The Group has annual sales of
approximately SEK 2.5 billion and about 1,900 employees in 15 countries. Bong
has strong market positions in the majority of key markets in Europe, and the
Group sees interesting possibilities for continued expansion and development.
Bong is a public limited company and its shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX
Stockholm Small Cap.
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